Derby County have landed themselves a winner in new executive chairman Adam Pearson, says former England boss Peter Taylor.
"Adam and I used to speak about Billy Davies when I was at Hull because I have always had a good relationship with Billy," Taylor told the Derby Telegraph.
"We both rate Billy very highly, so he is in good hands - and quite rightly so given the magnificent job he has done for Derby County."
Taylor sent Pearson a text message yesterday wishing him good luck in his new role.
The two worked together at Hull from 2002 to 2006, during which time the Tigers moved to their new stadium and won back-to-back promotions.
Hull went up to League One in 2004 and then climbed into the Championship 12 months later.
"For me, Adam was absolutely brilliant. He's the best chairman I have worked under by a country mile," said Taylor.
"He is a very hands-on chairman. He is quite good on football, he is not a fool about football which I think most managers quite like. You don't ever want a chairman who thinks he knows it all but you like a chairman who knows something.
"He will be good back-up for Billy and he certainly knows how to run a football club, which is the most important thing. I can only see him being good news for Derby County.
"Adam has lots of energy and enthusiasm. He is a hard-working man. He enjoys getting up in the morning and working whatever hours it takes. He will give it everything he has got, there's no doubt about that. He is very, very organised."