Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has no new plans to replace former Executive Director Adam Pearson following his shock resignation on Tuesday, reports the Yorkshire Post.
The former Hull City owner was known to be the driving force behind Leeds United’s most settled spell under majority shareholder Massimo Cellino, and the news of his resignation has sent shock waves through fans of the West-Yorkshire club.
And now it has been reported that Cellino is not going to appoint a new chief executive and will personally take control of most of Pearson’s workload himself.
Cellino and Pearson met on Sunday to talk about the resignation plans, before Pearson’s resignation was announced after Tuesday’s 1-0 home defeat to Ipswich Town. Leeds United fans will now be worried that their club will be dragged through the dirt again as their controversial owner takes control over the clubs daily operations.
Pearson, who did a good job at the club over the summer transfer window, enjoyed a four month spell at Elland Road, that saw Leeds fans regain a sense of optimism coming into the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship season.
With a promising side at their disposal and a positive attitude running through the club, things were looking upwards until the shock departure of such an influential staff member.
Whether or not Cellino will change his mind and look for a replacement in the near future is something that only he can decide – there’s no doubt that Leeds fans will be calling for Pearson’s replacement sooner rather than later.
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