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Adam Pearson: 'Clarity of communication' will help fix Cellino's relationship with the fans

Leeds' new executive director feels the relationship between fans and owner will improve now that he has returned from his ban.

Leeds United's new executive director Adam Pearson believe 'clarity of communication' will help owner Massimo Cellino's relationship with the club's fanbase, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Pearson recently left Sheffield Wednesday after just a month with the Owls to rejoin Leeds, a club he was worked with before and has many 'connections' with, as Cellino's 'right-hand man.'

The Yorkshire side's owner, meanwhile, has been the subject of heavy criticism from supporters recently after a number of unpopular decisions at Elland Road.

The suspension of Steve Thompson was one, while boss Neil Redfearn's future is still uncertain at Leeds.

Pearson believes the relationship between Cellino and the fans will improve now that the Italian has returned from his Football League suspension, however, and thinks clarity is something that will benefit everyone.

The executive director told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “Now that Mr Cellino is back around the club, I’m sure it [the relationship between the Italian and Leeds fans] will. I know this club of old and at times stories and rumours run away with themselves. Clarity of communication would help everybody but clubs still need to do most of their business discreetly.

“I certainly believe that we need to come together now and concentrate on getting the summer right. We really want to have a good crack at the Championship.”

Leeds yesterday confirmed the release of nine players as a summer of change continued at Elland Road, with Rodolph Austin and Aidan White the most high-profile names on the list.

The release of Austin, in particular, divided opinion among the Leeds faithful on social media.

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