Stephen McGowan of the Daily Mail has claimed that Neil Doncaster is a candidate to become the next Chief Executive of the EFL.
After leaving Norwich City following relegation to League One the then SPL threw a lifeline to Doncaster in 2010 with the offer to become Chief Executive.
The next few years were a complete disaster of governance as the CEO of the SPL disregarded the rule book in order to try and keep alive the Old Firm brand which delivered commercial bonuses.
Dual contracts were ignored with ineligible players fielded on a weekly basis under Dave Murray, when Craig Whyte took over Doncaster arranged several meetings with the former billionaire as he threw everything into keeping the Ibrox club alive.
Alas it ended in failure, the cunning plan to parachute a Tribute Act into the SPL was rejected by the clubs despite Doncaster’s warnings of Armageddon.
Turning to plan B the CEO of the SPL conjured up the Five Way Agreement which Celtic chief Peter Lawwell told shareholders that he had never viewed.
Amazingly Doncaster has palmed off the trophy-less tribute act as the in liquidation club but has been unable to find a sponsor prepared to be associated with his toxic SPFL brand.
Covering the current troubles at the EPL, McGowan tells Daily Mail readers:
The EFL begun the process of seeking a successor with immediate effect. And Sportsmail has learned that Doncaster will be once again be sounded out over his willingness to consider a return to English football.
EFL chairman Rick Parry was at the heart of controversy over Project Big Picture, the plans to reform the English football pyramid rejected by clubs on Wednesday.
League sources insist the subsequent row is not the reason for Baldwin’s decision to leave next year. A former Burnley Chief Executive, the demands of running a league are significantly different to those of running a club and – after eleven challenging years in charge of the SPFL – London-born Doncaster will be a frontrunner on any list of potential replacements.
It is likely that there will be a large pool of untainted candidates from within the English game putting themselves forward for the lucrative job with Stewart Regan, Campbell Ogilvie, Rod Petrie and Andrew Dickson also under consideration.