Former Derby chairman involved in Leeds United 'supersortium' takeover

Elland Road

Former Derby County chairman Adam Pearson is likely to be involved with the takeover at Championship rivals Leeds United.

In a bizarre twist of events, it looks as if the ownership of Leeds United could actually fall between two entities, report The BBC.

The first entity is, of course, former Cagliari owner Massimo Cellino. The eccentric Italian has been fighting vigorously with the Football League to allow him to take ownership of the Yorkshire club, with a final decision on that outcome likely to be made imminently.

The second entity is reportedly the 'Together Leeds' group - fronted by Manchester-based Farnan and including Gary Verity, Frank Devoy and former Derby County and Hull City chairman Adam Pearson.

The partnership of the two entities has been dubbed the 'supersortium' after the two rivals vying for the club have apparently joined forces.

The inclusion of the former Derby County and Hull City chairman is likely to raise some eyebrows amongst Leeds United fans after his last two jobs in football have ended in failure.

The Derby County team that played under Adam Pearson went on to break multiple top-flight records. Unfortunately for the club and supporters, it was records for all the wrong reasons, including the infamous eleven points.

After he resigned with ''mutual consent'' at Derby, he immediately went back to his old club Hull City. However, the outcome was still the same as Pearson watched his beloved Tigers relegated from the Premier League.

Following the club's relegation, he stepped down as the boardroom went through a major restructuring process. And after spending a couple of years in the backdrop of the club, it wasn't until the season after he had his 'agreement' terminated that Hull City found themselves celebrating promotion.

The takeover saga at Elland Road seems to have somehow turned into a poorly made TV drama. The off-the-pitch matters have clearly impacted results on it, as Leeds United now look as if they will finish the season within the bottom-half of the league. When the dust settles it will be interesting to see how, if the takeover goes through, the club will be managed.

I predict the phrase 'Too many cooks spoil the broth' could become very apparent, incredibly quickly. However, I am willing to be proved wrong and hope this sleeping giant can somehow be reawakened by the possible new regime.

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