Leeds United and Derby County are set to meet just as the season begins the reach the business end.
The Rams chairman suspended and then sacked Pearson after a falling-out and subsequent investigation.
Pearson and Derby finally parted ways on Saturday.
Derby County are reportedly set to interview managerial candidates this week.
The Rams look set for the play-offs again this season.
Richard Keogh plays down perceived defeatist comments by Derby chairman Mel Morris, insisting promotion is very much on the agenda.
Ian Holloway thinks Derby County will lose 2-1 against Brentford today.
Paul Clement was recently sacked by Derby County because of the direction the club was heading.
The former Rams striker felt the writing was on the wall.
Derby chairman Mel Morris has backed Paul Clement to be a long-standing success.