Amongst Leeds United fans, there is an oft-said thing that the best signing that Massimo Cellino has made since he has been at Leeds United is Adam Pearson. Assured, confident and well-spoken – he is a face of the club. He simply exudes classy calmness in media situations and comes across very well his words careful and measured. Since being at Leeds United he has developed from that first car-crash press conference where Massimo was harangued by a Leeds fans over who the better player was, Edgar Cani or Luciano Becchio.
In this nine-minute clip, from the upcoming West Yorkshire Sport Leeds United season preview special, Adam Pearson clarifies a few things about the state of play at Elland Road.He opens by talking about the progress the club is making and how he feels that there are bright signs developing that could be seen in the last friendly game, a 2-0 victory over Premier League Everton. Pearson says that from his ‘inside club’ eyes, he feels that there is a promising season ahead for the club. He was asked about the make-up behind the scenes at the club and Pearson was quick to praise those staff that you don’t often hear about: the office staff, the people in accounts and the people in ticketing.
One of the biggest things that he stresses is the growing sense of unity in the club and how this is seen in the playing squad. When talking about the players, Pearson does admit that he is trying to keep the club “under the radar” especially with other clubs around the Championship spending openly and spending big. He answered one Adam Pope question about player recruitment with [we have]brought in what we think are seven really quality players” and he was keen to stress that Leeds had signed a “wide man with some pedigree” in Stuart Dallas.
Other things that were touched on were that it remains key that Leeds United are a balanced club and that all matters need to be run in this way to ensure that the club looks after itself. He also speaks very clearly about one matter – the matter of the club’s stadium position.
All quotations taken from the embedded BBC clip – full programme to be broadcast soon on BBC iPlayer Radio