Championship club leaders cautiously optimistic of new EFL chairman's approach to Sky deal rift

29 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Rick Parry's time at the Premier League, as well as his tenure as chief executive of Liverpool, are viewed by the club representatives as valuable experience in helping to resolve the ongoing spat between EFL and Championship clubs.

Some of the ten club representatives question whether he can right what they see as a flawed deal.

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Lawrie Holmes lawrie@offthepitch.com

Senior representatives of Championship clubs have warmed to the approach of Rick Parry, the recently appointed chairman of the English Football League, over his willingness to listen to their concerns over last November's Sky TV deal.

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