Pearson leaves football job to concentrate on other roles

Hull FC owner Adam Pearson has confirmed that he has left his position as executive director of Championship football side Leeds United to concentrate on his other business interests.

Pearson was appointed to the role at Elland Road earlier this year after leaving a similar role at Championship rivals Sheffield Wednesday back in May.

However, he has now revealed on the club’s official website in a short statement that he will be stepping away from football to focus on his other interests – which involve the running of Hull FC as owner.

“It is with great disappointment that I have to confirm I’ll be taking a break from Leeds United and football in general, in order to focus on other personal and business interests,” said Pearson.

“It is with a huge level of disappointment that I cannot continue to contribute.”