The football club have issued the below statement;
Peterborough United can confirm it has been charged by the EFL for breaching regulations 2.5 & 2.6 of the Owners and Directors’ Test Submission, in respect of the appointment of David Paton to the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Club in January 2022.
Mr Paton has been suspended from his role as Chief Executive Officer, pending the conclusion of an EFL investigation into these matters. The Club has co-operated fully with the EFL in its investigation. None of the owners of the Club, have been charged with any breaches.
Whilst the EFL investigation remains on-going Leighton Mitchell has been appointed as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Club.
The Club will provide a further update as soon as it is able to do so, once it has had further dialogue with the EFL and its lawyers.