By Sheridan Robins
Leeds United’s Executive Director, Adam Pearson, announced last night that he is to leave the club to focus on other personal and business interests.
In a shock statement, Pearson penned an open letter on the club’s website announcing his resignation after just four months in the position.
As well as thanking the club’s owner, Massimo Cellino, he expressed his gratitude to the staff and supporters of the club during his short tenure.
He went on to say: “There are some outstanding staff members in both coaching and administrative roles and an emerging young team that I am sure, with Mr Cellino’s continued support, will ultimately find their way back to the Premier League.
“It is with a huge level of disappointment that I cannot continue to contribute to the revival of what now is a very strong football club once more.
“I wish Uwe and his coaching team all the very best in their quest for a successful season and it is reassuring to see the club moving forward again in such a positive manner.”
Pearson left his position at Sheffield Wednesday in May this year before embarking on a professional relationship with Cellino in order to assist with the running of the club.
The Leeds United owner has expressed that he is disappointed with the decision and is hopeful that he will return.
He said: “I will be keeping the role open for him and I hope to welcome him back at some point in the future.
“We worked very well together and we will remain good friends. He will always have my support.”