Adam Pearson and Glenn Roeder join Sheffield Wednesday as sporting directors

Glenn Roeder (left) and Adam Pearson (right) with Owls new owner Dejphon Chansiri
Glenn Roeder (left) and Adam Pearson (right) with Owls new owner Dejphon Chansiri
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Former West Ham United boss Glenn Roeder and Hull FC owner Adam Pearson have joined Sheffield Wednesday as sporting directors.

Roeder and Pearson will form a three man sporting director committee with Stuart Gray, who will remain as head coach of the Owls.

Roeder will focus on the football side of the club while Pearson will advise Owls owner Dejphon Chansiri on business strategies.

The announcement was made this morning by Dejphon Chansiri.

He said: “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.

Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson

“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.”

Roeder was a former defender for Newcastle United, QPR and Leyton Orient among others.

He managed West Ham, Newcastle and most recently Norwich.

Glenn Roeder

Glenn Roeder

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Harrogate-born Pearson was Leeds United’s commercial director before buying Hull City in 2001, going on to guide the Tigers from Division Three to the Championship.

He sold the club in 2007, attempting to buy boyhood club Huddersfield Town later that year. Pearson bought a majority share in Derby County in October 2007, leaving two years later and returning to Hull as chairman.

In 2011 Pearson bought Super League side Hull FC.

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