The row over the previous TV deal led to Shaun Harvey stepping down as EFL chief executive
The row over the previous TV deal led to Shaun Harvey stepping down as EFL chief executiveJOHN WALRON/PA

The EFL is to undertake an overhaul of how it negotiates TV deals after an independent report raised questions over the process surrounding the controversial signing of a £595 million contract with Sky.

A number of Championship clubs were unhappy with how a five-year Sky deal was pushed through in November, which led to the EFL calling in independent consultants to look at its practices.

The findings of the independent report by Harbottle & Lewis are contained in a confidential letter sent to club chairmen, a copy of which has been seen by The Times. It raises questions about whether four members of the commercial committee that voted for the deal were actually eligible to vote.