New Leeds manager Paul Heckingbottom has given the thumbs up to director of football Victor Orta.
Heckingbottom was talking in his first pre-match press conference after taking over from Thomas Christiansen, and said that he was happy with the structure at Leeds and that he was “pleased” to have people helping with recruitment and other areas.
He claimed that he had been spread too thin at Barnsley, where he was responsible for recruitment as well as matters on the pitch.
Heckingbottom said that he will be involved in identifying the types of players he wants to bring in to the club, but that others will go and find them.
“You can start to spread yourself too thin,” he said as quoted by Leeds Live.
“Here I will be involved in it but there will be people to help me.
“That appealed to me, it was something I had to take advantage of and capitalise on.”
Heckingbottom comes in just after the close of the January transfer window, with Thomas Christiansen getting the sack last Sunday.
And he has said that he will be involved in future transfer business, but is pleased that he won’t have to do it for himself.
“The process of getting a transfer done now has changed dramatically,” he said.
“It’s so tough to get a deal over the line, if we get the process right we can get the right player at the right price.
“There are all sorts of things involved in it now. They go out there and find the players we want.”
Orta’s transfer policy has come under fire from Leeds fans recently, although owner Andrea Radrizzani said he was perfectly happy with the business they had done.
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