Shaun Harvey, EFL chief executive, to leave role at end of season

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English Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey will leave his role at the end of the season.

The 48-year-old has held the role since 2013 and has been involved in football for 25 years.

The former CEO of Leeds United said he was proud of what he has achieved “in what have not always been easy circumstances.”

He added: “Consistently during my time, I have always looked to push boundaries to make the maximum positive impact for clubs, whether this be from a financial perspective or by generating value in another way.

“The time is right for the EFL to move in a different direction having concluded a number of commercial contracts that leave the League in a stable position.”

Harvey oversaw a controversial deal involving domestic broadcast rights. Several Championship clubs said the deal negotiated left them “gravely concerned”.

The disgruntled clubs claimed they had not been fully consulted on the five-year £595 million deal with Sky Sports.

Debbie Jevans, the interim chair of the EFL said:

“The EFL would like to thank Shaun for all he has delivered. The EFL is in a strong position with a growing fan base throughout the world and Shaun deserves a lot of credit for this.”

Harvey started his career in football in 1992 where he was appointed as a secretary at Scarborough.

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