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Report explains how Massimo Cellino plans to deal with Adam Pearson's Leeds exit

Adam Pearson's departure from Leeds United was announced shortly after their defeat to Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.

According to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Massimo Cellino has no intention of replacing Adam Pearson at Leeds United.

Pearson unexpectedly left his role as Leeds chief executive on Tuesday evening, after only stepping into the position in May. 

The 50-year-old was considered an important behind-the-scenes employee at Leeds, and Uwe Rosler went public, to BBC Radio Leeds, to air his disappointment at the exit.

At the moment, though, Cellino has no desire to hire a replacement and intends to take on a greater work-load himself.

The Italian has been quiet over the summer, but he now intends to take a hands-on role at Elland Road, where he will look to continue to implement the changes that Pearson had been making.

Cellino has already said that the role will remain open for Pearson should he change his mind about leaving in his statement on the departure, which was reported on last night by the Daily Star.

Pearson leaves Leeds with them sat in 14th place in the Championship table, and his relationship with the key figures at the club is said to still be strong

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