Leeds United have suddenly sacked consultant Graham Bean from his role at the Elland Road club, as reported by Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
The former Football Association compliance officer has had his role at the club ended as the result of a fixture rearrangement for next week.
It seems as though Bean agreed to move the Reading clash to Wednesday next week, but did not inform Massimo Cellino, the club’s owner, at the time.
This followed consultation with the then head coach Dave Hockaday in July, shortly after his controversial appointment to the role.
This now sees Leeds play on Wednesday night before facing off with Sheffield Wednesday at 12.15pm, a shorter recovery time than if they had played Reading on the Tuesday.
Having previously worked at the FA, Bean was considered to be a key administrator under Cellino. It remains to be seen if he will be replaced.
Regarding his sacking, Bean said: “I’ve enjoyed working with staff at Leeds. As far as working with Mr Cellino is concerned I’d prefer not to comment.
“I wish the team every success for the season.”