Toppled EFL chief finally speaks out on Bury, stadium sales and a Carabao Cup draw in space

10 October 2019

EFL
Photo: Getty Images Shaun Harvey was not responsible for the demise of Bury, or so the former EFL chair has claimed in his first interview since being ousted from the league body four months ago.

Shaun Harvey, who left as chief executive of the EFL at the end of last season, denies being at fault for the collapse of Bury in an interview with the Telegraph.

He also said it was up to the Championship clubs to change the rules regarding stadium sales, admitting that he thought it an impossible task to keep all 72 EFL clubs happy.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Shaun Harvey was not responsible for the demise of Bury, or so the former EFL chair has claimed in his first interview since being ousted from the league body four months ago.

In an interview with the Telegraph, Harvey said he did propose measures to clubs in the divisions which could have prevented Bury's expulsion, while also claiming that nobody was completely blameless.

According to Harvey, he publicly revealed plans two years ago which would have enabled the EFL to take control of financially stricken sides  and potentially find new owners if necessary.

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