Reports are coming out of Spain that Leeds United Director Of Football Victor Orta is a wanted man at Deportivo. Orta arrived at Elland Road in the summer, joining owner Andrea Radrizzani and after what looked like a positive start, things have gone south for him, and now he could be set to depart after a horrible season.
The news would be welcomed by most at Leeds I would say, Orta isn’t very popular at all. He has signed mainly foreign players who have been unsuccessful, even the better signings haven’t been playing well for some time, the likes of Samu Saiz and Gjanni Alioski dropping off massively as the strains of Championship life catch up with players who were brilliant at the start of the season. Orta hasn’t had a wealth of money to spend and he wasn’t at fault for the sale of Chris Wood but the blame for the wasted money lies at his door. so many players have been brought into the club that haven’t been up to scratch and we’ve paid the price for that, Thomas Christiansen did, although he didn’t help himself and it looks like the same situation as Paul Heckingbottom struggles to convince anyone he can take us forward.
Orta has been described as “the main problem” and the “scapegoat” and that’s a classic example of what Leeds United fans see, everything very differently. The sacking of Paul Heckingbottom would, if it comes divide opinion, especially because he hasn’t even had one transfer window at the club. His record at Leeds however leaves him wide open and it may well cost him his job either now or at the end of the season. Reports are now surfacing that he will be on his way, it’s a matter of when and not if. Whether that will happen remains to be seen, the same as Orta and the Deportivo link. To be fair to Orta his progression with the development squad has been impressive, and hopefully he has set up a good scouting system for that area of the club if he is to go.