Adam Pearson explains decision to leave Sheffield Wednesday for 'crazy' looking Leeds

The Leeds executive director has been discussing his move from Sheffield Wednesday to Elland Road.

Leeds United executive director Adam Pearson has once again reiterated the reasoning behind his decision to leave Sheffield Wednesday, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The 50-year-old joined Sheffield Wednesday as part of a sporting committee earlier this summer but jumped ship to Leeds just weeks into his new role.

Pearson, however, says his history with Leeds and desire to make a difference meant a decision to join a club that looked a 'bit crazy' always made sense to him.

Pearson is quoted as saying by the YEP: "My history with Leeds is well known and I wanted to make a difference.

"It did look a bit crazy from the outside but when you get into the club, you find a core of staff who’ve been here for a long time and know what they’re doing. Suddenly it doesn’t feel so zany.

"In general, the club’s functioning well. The wage bill’s where we want it to be. The club can wash its face without needing external money. The transfers we’ve done have been completed efficiently."

Quite an impact

Pearson's decision to leave Sheffield Wednesday for Leeds appears to have really benefited the Whites this summer. Things can still go pear-shaped under Massimo Cellino, of course, and United could still get off to a disastrous start in the Championship.

Even so, their pre-season would have been nothing like last year. Sensible transfers have been made, while sensible recruitment upstairs has also played its part.

Since Cellino's bizarre hour-long press conference, meanwhile, any unorthodox public episodes from the Italian have been kept to a minimum. That has no doubt had plenty to do with the quiet but effective job Pearson has carried out at Leeds so far.

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