EFL chief Baldwin to step straight down from role

EFL chief executive David Baldwin provides confirmed he will step down in the role in six months’ period.

Former Burnley leader Baldwin only started in June after being verified as Shaun Harvey’s permanent heir in December, 2019.

The EFL insists Baldwin’s departure is not related to ‘Project Large Picture’ and has confirmed it will start the recruitment process for their replacement “with immediate effect”.

“Having thoroughly reflected by myself personal circumstances at length within recent weeks, I have now decided it is only appropriate to inform the particular board and the membership of the EFL of my intentions at the first opportunity, ” said Baldwin, in the statement released on Monday.

“Clearly, accepting this position before Covid-19 means the situation is now completely different to the one originally envisaged along with it being a very different environment within the EFL, when compared to the one I still left in 2015/16.

“Taking those two factors into consideration plus balancing the needs of my family, into the well-being, I feel the decision to depart is the right one.

“Between now and my departure day there is still plenty of work to become undertaken on behalf of EFL clubs and am remain committed to finding solutions to the numerous challenges we currently face. inch

EFL chairman Ron Parry added: “Whilst disappointed, I am aware the reasons Dave has outlined plus respect his wishes.

“He remains committed to the EFL and will continue to lead the professional until he leaves us within 2021. ”

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