Fans of the English Football League have been reacting on the social media site Twitter today as Chief Executive Officer Shaun Harvey announces that he’s stepping down from the role at the end of the season.
Harvey joined the EFL in 2011 and two years later became the CEO of the organisation that governs the Sky Bet Championship and Leagues One and Two, meaning that a six-year stint in the role is coming to an end.
Before his EFL days, the 48-year-old English businessman held roles at EFL clubs Bradford City and Leeds United and has now been involved in the professional game for 25 years.
His tenure was shrouded in controversy last year when he agreed a new TV rights deal with Sky Sports that many clubs opposed and he was also a huge part of the controversial agreement to allow youth sides of bigger clubs to take part in the Checkatrade Trophy.
Understandably, there has been a mixed reaction to the announcement. Check out some of the best reactive Tweets, below…
What did he actually achieve, though?
Every single football fan of an #EFL club are jumping for joy at this news
— FA Cup Factfile (@FACupFactfile) February 18, 2019
— Ashley Baugh (@Baughbum) February 18, 2019
He’s gone with a pocket full of cash.
— BMW325i (@SpongeB12500380) February 18, 2019
I wonder if all the clubs will be asked to have a whip round?
— Karl R. Kroenen (@old_dead_guy) February 18, 2019
Goodbye and good riddance.
— Mark (@surfyboy1973) February 18, 2019
He is perfect should be proud of himself
— Bailey.King (@RealBaileyKing2) February 18, 2019