Former commercial director Adam Pearson has rejoined Leeds United after leaving his advisory role at Sheffield Wednesday, the club have confirmed.
The current Hull FC Rugby League side owner had only been at his position with Sheffield Wednesday for a matter of weeks, before this intended move across Yorkshire, which has surprised many fans.
Pearson has spent a few years at Elland Road in a director’s role and was even part of a group that enquired about buying the club, only to be pipped to the post by the current owner Cellino.
This is another move by Cellino that will surprise fans. Since his return from the ban that withheld any control of the club, the enigmatic owner has returned to vanquish any speculation he is set to leave the club and has decided to share the workload thrust upon him.
When first arriving at Elland Road, Cellino appointed him self the President of the club and called for fans to name him the Sheriff. Since his return, Cellino has come back to take on the role of Chairman this time while allowing interim Chairman Andrew Umbers to surprisingly remain on the board.
Cellino has been known to only allow yes men and people who won’t fight back on the board to accompany him, but with the addition of Pearson, Cellino could now be set to allow some control to leave his grasp with his eyes set on a better and more capable Leeds United ready for next season.
Pearson currently holds a vast CV when it comes to controlling football clubs, holding the role of Chairman at Derby County and also at Yorkshire rivals Hull City as Chairman after purchasing the club. Pearson eventually left his affiliation with Hull in 2012 after being demoted several times.
In April of this year, Pearson joined up with Stuart Gray and Glenn Roeder to become a three man panel at the recently bought out Sheffield Wednesday, but is not set to return to his first place of work in Leeds United, with his role said to be Executive Director.