The EFL issued the following statement after its Board meeting today: 'As a competition organiser, the EFL regulates against dual interests and, having assessed the suggestion to take control of Charlton Athletic put forward by the Club’s owner Roland Duchatalet, the EFL Board has concluded that that such an arrangement would raise a significant conflict of interest and as such is not one that could be considered.'
'The EFL will be speaking to Mr Duchatalet with regard to the ownership of Charlton Athletic and will continue to offer any support it can in assisting with his aim of finding a suitable new owner for the Club.'
'In meantime, the ongoing EFL review continues and is expected to reach a conclusion before the end of the season.'
VOTV editor Rick Everitt commented: 'Not good enough from EFL on CAFC. No reason to drag out their review over six months and unfair on staff over bonuses. Suggests they are hoping problem goes away first so they don’t have to criticise Duchatelet.'