Hull FC's Adam Pearson: I'm not involved in a Leeds takeover bid

The owner of Hull FC Rugby League club, Adam Pearson, has quashed speculation he is involved with a new takeover bid for Leeds United.

Pearson, who was a former commercial director at Elland Road, as well as Chairman of Hull City, has told the Hull FC website that his focus is solely on the Black and Whites, and he's not interested in a return to football.

“It’s a funny one because Hull FC is mine. I own the club, it’s my baby and I want to grow and develop it. Football is my business and I’ll always get rumours and connections in football as that’s my industry.“Leeds is a club that I live close to and I’ve worked there before so I understand how big a club it is but at this minute in time, it’s not for me. My focus is completely on Hull FC and my other business interests.

“There’ll be no movement to Elland Road in the near future. This is my complete focus and so I’d like to squash those rumours once and for all. I’ve not made a single comment in the press about it and all my focus and financial backing is on this club.”Pearson continued, “I’m incredibly passionate about the club. Watching the team and the commitment and effort they put in, and the supporters are so passionate about the club, you can’t help but reach those levels of passion yourself.

“Certainly I won’t be leaving FC until there’s some silverware and we’re established as a top Super League club. I want to win something and try to get into that top four.“There are some really strong clubs who all want to do the same thing, with some good owners and some good coaches. We’ll just keep battling away but it won’t be a lack of effort or a lack of commitment if we don’t reach those goals. We are going to be going all out to make sure we succeed here.”

– Adam Pearson, in an interview with HULL FC Live

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