Adam Pearson steps down at Derby County

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Derby County chairman Adam Pearson has left the Championship club  ‘by mutual consent’ and is free to ‘pursue new challenges’ says a statement from the club, who are currently in 19th place in the division. Pearson will be replace by Tom Glick at County.

Despite the club being relegated during Pearson’s first year as chairman and the current placing of the team in the Championship, the former chairman believes he is leaving the club in good shape.

Pearson spoke of his respect for current Derby manager Nigel Clough in his farewell statement, saying:

“It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to work with Nigel Clough over the past 10 months, he is a manager in whom the supporters and board can totally trust with the future of their club. I have no doubt at all that Nigel, supported by his staff, will go on to be a truly great manager for this football club and create his own legacy, in the footsteps of his father.

Under Nigel Clough’s management the wage bill is now under control, the squad size is under control, the Academy structure is solid and we have a management team in place who will take the team forward.”

Pearson has been linked with a move back to Hull City, the club he bought when they went into administration in 2001 and were at the wrong end of  what is now League Two. He was responsible for selling Hull City in 2007, to a consortium led by Paul Duffen, who has resigned his post with the club today.