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Sol Bamba says Adam Pearson has turned Leeds into a different club

The Leeds centre-back has hailed the executive director.

Leeds United defender Sol Bamba believes the recruitment of Adam Pearson as the Yorkshire side's executive director this summer has helped transform the club's fortunes, according to Sky Sports.

Indeed, the 30-year-old has gone on record as saying the way Leeds had been run in the last couple of years 'wasn't great at all' - but that's nothing new, with the Ivorian saying the same last season.

But Bamba has been mightily impressed with the changes over the summer, pinpointing the introduction of Pearson as the club's executive director.

And Leeds are a 'different club' now as a result, says the defender, who has also been impressed by Uwe Rosler since he took over as United head coach.

The Ivorian told Sky Sports: "It's a massive club but the way it was run the last couple of years wasn't great at all. So now the club has made a few changes with the manager but also with the board, bringing in Adam Pearson, for example. It's a different club now."

As Deadline Day approaches, the Leeds hierarchy will need to give one final push before they can sit back and reflect on a successful summer.

Pearson, head of recruitment Martyn Glover and, of course, owner Massimo Cellino will need to secure a transfer target or two to help out a thin Whites squad. But the outlook at Leeds is certainly a lot more peaceful than even a few months ago.

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