Leeds United supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the departure of executive director Adam Pearson.
Leeds United supporters took to Twitter to vent their frustration by the sudden departure of the club's executive director Adam Pearson.
Following the Whites disappointing 1-0 loss to Ipswich Town, the club's official website announced Pearson's departure and included a copy of his open letter that he wrote to supporters explaining his reasons for leaving.
The former Derby and Hull chairman pointed to 'other personal and business interests' as the main reason for his sudden departure, adding that he had a very good working relationship with club president Massimo Cellino.
Nevertheless, due to the sudden nature of his departure, large numbers of Leeds supporters were unconvinced by his vague reasons for leaving and pondered whether something else could be going on behind the scenes.
In typical Leeds fan fashion, the reaction consisted of shock, conspiracy theories and, best of all, humour:
Really wise idea that Pearson actually. Think I might take a break from LUFC too— Beth (@BF_lufc) September 15, 2015
Pearson isn't irreplaceable in terms of his ability to run a football club; it's his ability to keep Cellino in check that we'll miss #LUFC— Michael #CellinoOut (@Leeds_Talk) September 15, 2015
The #LUFC promising start to the season comes crashing to an end. With Pearson off let the soap opera commence.— Ben Bulmer (@BenjyBulmer) September 15, 2015
Massimo planning on sacking Uwe, Pearson left on the principal. That's my guess #lufc— Matt (@Konstantine1111) September 15, 2015
Rosler's position looks a hell of a lot more vulnerable now Pearson has gone #LUFC— RightInTheGaryKellys (@RITGK) September 15, 2015
Pearson is known for having various business ventures, including the ownership of Hull FC rugby league club, and now the transfer window is closed and the season is in full swing, perhaps he sees his time best served elsewhere.
The emphasis for Cellino now has to be making sure Rosler has everything in place to turn the Yorkshire club into genuine promotion contenders, with on-the-field matters taking precedence over everything else at the club.
Pearson will no doubt still leave a void, however, as long as Rosler and Cellino continue to have a good working relationship then it should have no affect on the club's chances of promotion.