Introducing B teams to the EFL is “non-negotiable”, according to its chair Rick Parry.

Parry is looking to remove the cliff edge between the Premier League and the Championship, and is still pushing for the EFL to receive a 25 per cent cut of the revenue from selling Premier League and EFL rights together.

However, he insists there is no possibility of the EFL allowing top-flight clubs to drop B teams into its competition as part of any improved settlement.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said it would be “best for English football” for academy players to go up against sides in the Championship or League One every weekend.

“I just don’t see it, and irrespective of my view, it is absolutely not something that our clubs have any enthusiasm for,” said Parry.

“It’s been tried – Greg Dyke tried it. Greg Clarke introduced it at the very start of (Project) Big Picture and I said, ‘that’s non-negotiable, it’s not happening’.

“Frankly, I don’t even see it being on the table. I’ve spoken quite a lot about fresh ideas, new thinking, not having preconceived ideas, but I’ve got a preconceived idea about B teams and that’s not within the boundaries.

“The strength of the EFL is that every one of our clubs sits at the heart of the community. Our clubs put almost as much emphasis on the community as they do on the first team and what happens on the pitch.

“This isn’t about B teams suddenly parachuting in because you cannot possibly replicate that, it’s just misunderstanding what the pyramid is.”

Last month, Ian Evatt said he thinks introducing B teams into the EFL would have a negative impact on the English game.

“I love Pep and his coaching methods but I wouldn’t be a fan of them entering League One or Two,” said the Bolton boss. “If you look at how these lads get on in the Papa John’s Trophy against full men’s teams, I don’t remember them having much success.

“There is an argument for B Teams, I am a fan of the idea, but they should have their own league and play against each other. They shouldn’t be messing around with our pyramid because it is the best in the world and it should stay that way.

“I remember the Pontins League, being a 17-year-old kid and playing against the likes of Mark Hughes and it was an unbelievable grounding for me.

“There is no reason whatsoever that those things cannot come back around but they should leave our league clubs to what they are doing at the moment and leave reserve teams to play against reserve teams.”