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How will Cellino's post-Pearson plans affect Leeds' newfound stability?

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The Leeds owner won't be filling the role of executive director, according to reports.

According to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino intends to 'double his work-rate' and take up much of the work done by Adam Pearson at the club.

Pearson left Leeds in a shock departure on Tuesday night.

What that takes away, however, is what Sol Bamba recently declared in an interview with the Football League Paper has made Leeds a different club - Cellino taking a step back and allowing Pearson to run the ship.

It's not just Bamba, of course, who praised the director, with plenty of commentators and Leeds fans suggesting the reason for the stability at Elland Road this summer was Cellino's decision to step back and stop micro-managing.

Now, though, that's exactly what the owner will be doing again if he indeed intends to 'double his workload.' The Italian may have all the best intentions in the world - but if Leeds are going to once again be run like they were last season, does that threaten the Yorkshire club's newfound stability?

As far as Uwe Rosler is concerned, meanwhile, he may already feel under hugely increased pressure and scrutiny now that the buffer of Pearson is no longer there. He'll know he will be reporting directly to the owner without the sensible Pearson in between...

Cellino could have learned a thing or two and may well bring a new, more measured approach to running Leeds. That's the hope - will it actually prove the case? 

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