Charlton news: EFL chief to meet club staff over turmoil at Valley

Turmoil: Charlton staff are locked in dispute with Duchatelet over unpaid bonuses: Getty Images

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey will meet Charlton staff as part of his review into Roland Duchatelet’s ownership of the troubled club.

Staff are locked in dispute with Duchatelet over unpaid bonuses and his cost-cutting measures and Harvey wants to speak to the employees affected. Duchatelet has agreed to the meetings and they will now be arranged.

Harvey met Duchatelet in Brussels and yesterday met the Charlton Athletic Supporters’ Trust. In the meeting, Harvey shed some light on the hold-up to the proposed takeover of Charlton by an Australian consortium.

He revealed the documents the Australians have yet to submit to the EFL relate to the precise make-up of the consortium and the source of their finances. The EFL have questioned the consortium and are yet to receive a response.

Harvey said that during his meeting with Duchetelet, the Belgian said “miscommunications and protests were not assisting the sale of the club”. Duchetelet also said he “intends to honour the agreement made with the Australians”.