Adam Pearson left Sheffield Wednesday to join Leeds United as executive director.
Speaking to LUTV, Pearson addressed his return to Leeds United, and his plans to help rebuild the club as they look for a return to the Premier League.
Pearson said: “I know the club really well, I was here 15 years ago. There’s quite a lot changed internally, but there are a lot of familiar faces and some really good staff here. Hopefully we can build on that teamwork off the pitch and really take the club forwards.
“Once the owner here got in touch really, this is where my heart lies, and I’d love to help out here and assist in rebuilding the club are putting it back in the Premier League.”
Pearson’s arrival at Elland Road came upon personal appointment from president Massimo Cellino, and he will work in a capacity close to the Italian businessman.
A veteran of English football, Pearson adds a wealth of experience to the management at Elland Road, and although he was only appointed at Hillsborough one month ago, his former experience with the Whites meant a return was always on the cards.
After their turbulent campaign this year, Pearson’s arrival at the club should bring some sense of stability to Elland Road, and his work in English football offers him great knowledge of how to revive the club.
There is a lot of work that needs doing at the Yorkshire club if they intend to secure a return to the top flight, but Pearson is the perfect appointment to finally bring them out of their years of turmoil.
Cellino may have come under much criticism for the work he has done this season, but in appointing Pearson - and securing Lewis Cook to a new contract - it finally appears as if the work is being put in by him to move the Whites forward as they search for a return to the top flight.