Huge decision for Radrizzani as big name reportedly to quit Leeds in major shock
If reports are to be believed, Andrea Radrizzani has a huge decision to make – probably the biggest he’s had in his time as owner of Leeds United.
Spanish publication El Periodico claim that Victor Orta is set to quit Leeds at the end of the season and take over as director of football at Deportivo La Coruna.
They suggest it’s pretty much a done deal and that news, when confirmed, will lead to Leeds fans partying in the streets.
They’ve been hugely critical of Orta after a disastrous season has seen their play-off hopes in tatters, and their side bottom of the league on results in 2018.
It would still represent a major shock after he was only appointed by Radrizzani last May.
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However, if Orta does go, Radrizzani will have a huge decision to make.
Will he also get rid of manager Paul Heckingbottom? Fans have been baying for his blood too and Football Insider revealed that Radrizzani was set to sack him by the end of the season.
The question is, if Orta does go, will it give Heckingbottom a stay of execution.
Can the failings of the club this season be handily packaged and sent with Orta to Spain?
Or does he carry on and throw the baby out with the bathwater and get rid of Heckingbottom too.
If he does it’s a huge overhaul for Leeds, who will be looking for either a new manager who can handle the summer recruitment too, or a new manager and a new director of football or recruitment specialist.
Most Leeds fans want Heckingbottom gone but mainly blame Orta for the problems.
It would be interesting to hear whether they’d be willing to let their manager stay if Orta goes.
Either way, Radrizzani has a huge decision to make and one that will directly impact the future of the club.