Leeds United fans react on Twitter to Paul Bell appointment as Executive Director

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The Leeds faithful are not overly keen on the new man.

Leeds United finally announced their replacement for Adam Pearson as club Executive Director as Paul Bell was finalised as the man for the job yesterday.

Bell worked at Leeds previously, from 2010 for four-and-a-half years, as the Director of Commercial Affairs and arrives at the club from his role as CEO at Sheffield Wednesday - where Pearson formerly worked as well.

The move has been heralded by Massimo Cellino as big coup and he suggested Wednesday will be very disappointed to have lost him, as he told the official Leeds United website:

“I am pleased to be able to welcome Paul Bell back to the club as our new Executive Director.

“Paul already has the knowledge of Leeds United and the experience needed to help continue to take us forward off the field.

“Sheffield Wednesday were very disappointed to lose Paul and it is not difficult to see why. I look forward to working closely with him at Elland Road.”

However Bell's appointment has not exactly gone down so well among the Leeds United faithful.

On Twitter many have brought up the fact that Bell was once against the idea of a club Twitter feed and are not pleased with his links to the much vilified Ken Bates era at Elland Road.

Bell certainly seems to carry some baggage with a portion of Leeds fans but hopefully the positives outweigh the negatives.

Bell knows the club and with him installed in the management structure hopefully contract talks and transfer negotiations can begin to run a lot smoother.

Here is some of the reaction from Leeds fans on Twitter...

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