By Chris Harris
Arsène Wenger steers clear of clauses that entitle managers to a cut of the transfer fee when their players are sold.
It emerged this week that Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has a ‘commission’ clause written into his contract as his club was forced to rubbish claims that it is complicating the proposed transfer of Charlie Adam.
Wenger does not have a similar arrangement at Arsenal and he explained why when he faced reporters at his pre-match press conference.
“That is down to the chairman and to the board to decide that,” said the Frenchman.
“Personally I am not in favour of it, but if the chairman wants that and if the club agrees with that [then it’s fine].
“I personally always tried to keep my contracts not involved in this kind of clauses because it can be misinterpreted and I never wanted that.”Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 28 Jan 2011