The League Managers Association is set to deliver a vote of no confidence in the EFL following a number of complaints from club bosses, reports state.
Championship football is scheduled to resume on June 20 but there are still significant issues to iron out, while the League One campaign hangs in the balance and League Two clubs have already voted to curtail the season.
The Daily Mail reports that there are a growing number of concerns over the EFL’s handling of matters, including the coronavirus crisis.
The LMA have held video conference calls with members in recent weeks where grievances have been raised.
Numerous complaints are said to centre around the date for the Championship’s planned restart but that is not the only point of order. LMA chiefs are considering contacting the EFL to formally detail the negative feedback.
The EFL’s planned resumption in two weeks’ time has already attracted vast controversy, with Queens Park Rangers issuing a statement condemning the decision and stating that they had not been consulted prior to the decision.
Stoke City, who only returned to training in small groups last week, are understood to be keen to have more time to prepare.
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Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk has said managers of all 24 clubs had requested a three-week period of contact training before any return to action.
He told the Sheffield Star: “I think we all understand how difficult it is for the EFL to put this together, send it out to the clubs and give those guidelines. It’s an extremely difficult situation for them.
“In terms of the return date, I think if we are honest, we were all taken aback by that. The fact was that there was no prior correspondence or consultation to that return date, which was surprising for us.
“It’s well known that we’ve been working minimum of a week behind the Premier League.
“We had a managers’ meeting a few weeks ago with the EFL, and one thing we all asked for – and we thought had been agreed – was that we would have a minimum of three weeks contact training.”
But Luke Dowling, West Brom technical director, is eager to get going.
He said: “Whatever date you came up with would not please everyone; someone would be unhappy about it or point out some faults. I think that applies to so much in this situation.
“Because of the number of games and also the play-offs at the end, it wasn’t going to be much later than June 20 with July 31 being the shut-off point.
“But I don’t think it bothers us too much and, as I say, I think the boys are all quite excited by it. Looking at the players this week, I think they wouldn’t mind starting on Saturday which is testament to how they have applied themselves at home and at the training ground.”
In the lower divisions, the proposal to use a points-per-game system to decide the final standings has also proved to be contentious, leading to a number of alternative solutions being raised this week.
A vote around each of the end of season proposals is set to take place on Tuesday but, even if a protocol is agreed, there is likely to still be backlash from a number of clubs due to the significant impact any decision will have.