The main fear related to the news in the minds of many fans will be miscommunication and the possibility of the manager being undermined, but Pearson has suggested it’s all about balance.
“To make it work, you’ve got to get the right balance of personality and trust within the team,” said Pearson.
“It’s up to Glenn [Roeder] and myself to create that with Stuart so we are all working off the same page. It’s a challenge but I think with the personalities we have got, I think that’s eminently achievable.”
Gray is the man who has the most experience in relation to the current Sheffield Wednesday side.
The club can’t shoot themselves in the foot by undermining him, which would leave him in a difficult position where he may start to question his motivation for the job in hand at the club.
The conflict and confusion is created once different messages are created in terms of how the side will move forward and the best things for the football club.
If that can be avoided then the pair coming in can look to try and take some of the pressure away from Gray, but ultimately he’s the one who needs to have the final say on matters related to the team.