Subsequent to stepping down as executive director at Leeds United, Adam Pearson has explained his decision to leave Elland Road.
According to ITV, the 50-year-old decided to step down from the club so that he could divert his full attention towards Rugby League club Hull FC.
Pearson, who is chairman of the Super League club, is keen to apply a more hands-on approach to the rugby league club to help them excel in the years to come.
Hull FC have failed to finish in the top eight of their division for the last two years, and the ex-Leeds employee is keen to help bolster their behind-the-scenes set-up to help them improve in the near future.
Juggling the dual responsibilities of being Hull FC chairman and Leeds United executive director was just too much for Pearson, who is keen to place more attention on the rugby league club.
Speaking about his decision, he said to ITV: “We have a very good management team behind the scenes [at Hull] so I see my role as re-engaging with lapsed and now lost sponsors and our supporters in order to ensure the club is on a sound financial footing for the years to come.
“Hull FC needs my complete attention, so that is what it will get, as we look to take care of some areas of the club in relation to supporters and corporate partners.”
Leeds United chairman Massimo Cellino has no plans to replace Pearson, a decision that has left fans at Elland Road bewildered as to where a commercial structure is going to come from.
There’s no doubt that Pearson is a huge loss for the west Yorkshire club as they try to find some sort of stability.
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