EFL consider ‘anti-espionage’ rule after ‘Spygate’ scandal
The EFL are considering introducing an ‘anti-espionage’ rule after the ‘Spygate’ scandal we witnessed committed by Leeds United. The Committee are also waiting for the response from the Peacocks to their questions of allegations.
As much as eleven Championship clubs have written to the EFL to demand answers over the extent of Leeds’ spying, after manager Marcelo Bielsa revealed he had eyes on the training sessions of every team they have played this season in an extensive press conference.
The Argentine conducted that ‘special’ press conference few days after a man was caught spying on the Derby County training session, just before the Leeds game against them. It was found out that the spy was sent by Bielsa.
Leeds are yet to respond to allegations of a failure to act in ‘good faith’ towards other teams but the EFL are now weighing up introducing a specific rule to outlaw spying.
EFL chief executive and former Leeds CEO Shaun Harvey was talking talkSPORT and said: “If the majority of clubs want to put in effectively an anti-espionage rule then there’s no reason why that can’t happen.
“The reality is, where we are and I think again this is a matter of public record, there were no specific rules that we have that says you cannot view another club’s training session.
‘There is the principle around acting in good faith towards each other and the question is, has that been broken?”