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Key duo appointed at Sheffield Wednesday

20 April 2015

Sheffield Wednesday are delighted to announce the key appointments of two advisors to the club’s chairman, Mr Dejphon Chansiri.

Vastly experienced duo Adam Pearson and Glenn Roeder will form two parts of what is effectively a three-man sporting director by committee alongside head coach Stuart Gray.

The committee will evolve and potentially expand on an ongoing basis.

Pearson and Roeder, who bring a wealth of football expertise both on and off the field, begin their roles at Hillsborough with immediate effect.

Pearson is the former owner and chairman of Hull City – with whom he was chairman while the Tigers made their bow in the Premier League - and Derby County, whilst also having served on the board of Leeds United.

In addition, he has held a range of senior executive positions in football and the wider sporting community.

Pearson will advise the Owls’ chairman on business-related strategies across all areas of Hillsborough.

Roeder, meanwhile, will focus specifically on the football side of the operation, drawing on an impressive pedigree initially as a player with the likes of QPR, Newcastle United and Watford.

Roeder made a total of 561 appearances before moving into management, initially as player/manager at Gillingham before graduating to the second tier with Watford.

The Premier League duly followed, where he managed Newcastle United and West Ham United. Roeder also led Norwich City in the Championship.

The double appointment complements Mr. Chansiri's philosophy of sustainable ownership, with the achievement of full potential on opportunities for the club in the short, medium and long term.

He told “Adam and Glenn are seasoned football professionals and I am delighted they are joining us on this exciting journey, which we all intend will lead to the Premier League.

“To achieve that ambition, it is imperative for the prosperity of our club that anyone I introduce is of absolutely the right football calibre and both Adam and Glenn meet this requirement.

“They will work alongside our head coach Stuart Gray having been carefully selected to focus on a clearly defined scope of responsibility deemed vital to the club’s interests and future successes, on and off the pitch.

“I would like to officially welcome Adam and Glenn to Sheffield Wednesday.”

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