David Baldwin, EFL’s chief executive, after taking up the job in June is set to step down.
In six months’ time, the former Burnley chief executive will depart, announced a release from the league. The league said the decision was entirely unrelated to Project Big Picture, the preparations for the English football pyramid reform involving Rick Parry, chairman of the EFL.
Baldwin said: “Having thoroughly reflected on my own personal circumstances at length in recent weeks, I have now determined it is only appropriate to inform the board and the membership of the EFL of my intentions at the earliest opportunity.”
“Clearly, accepting this position pre-Covid-19 means the situation is now very different to the one I originally envisaged coupled with it being a very different environment inside the EFL when compared to the one I left in 2015-16.”
“Taking those two factors into consideration and balancing the needs of my family, health, and wellbeing, I feel the decision to leave is the right one.”
“Between now and my departure date there is still plenty of work to be undertaken on behalf of EFL clubs and I remain committed to finding solutions to the many challenges we currently face.”