The Independent says that Adam Pearson's shock arrival from Derby means that current chairman Andy Duffen and Phil Brown's biggest ally might be on his way out. If that happens then Brown's tenure at Hull is in danger. The abrasive Hull coach has had a unsettled relationship with some players and was booed by fans when he took off Stephen Hunt against Portsmouth.
Behind it is the perilous Hull City finances. The club will have to generate £23m if relegated to pay off liabilities. Hull is presently in 18th position just above West Ham and Pompey.
Pearson returns to the club he first managed when he took charge of Hull in 2001 becoming one of the youngest chairman in football.