In a letter to the firm, the Football League insisted the move was essential because Deloitte acted as auditor and adviser to a number of football clubs that will be directly affected if ITV Digital failed to pay up the money it owes for the right to broadcast Football League matches.
Deloitte was brought in as administrator to ITV Digital last week after co-owners Carlton and Granada pulled the plug on the loss making venture.
But a spokesperson from Deloitte said: ‘We are confident there is no conflict. We wouldn’t have taken on the work if there was a problem.’
Steve Absolom and Will Wright from KPMG Restructuring have been appointed joint administrators to City Motor Holdings and associated companies
Partners from Johnston Carmichael have been appointed as joint administrators to Axon Well Interventions Products UK
Begbies Traynor have been appointed administrators of William Anelay Ltd, York, one of Britain’s longest-established construction and heritage restoration companies
Smith & Williamson has been appointed administrators of charity 4Children