By Russell Edge

10th Apr, 2018 | 4:15pm

Leeds fans must be careful what they wish for as dream scenario could quickly become nightmare


The fans at Leeds United have every reason to be feeling pretty upset with how the current campaign has gone, with blame being thrown all over the place.

The Whites have failed to push on from their seventh placed finish last season, with last summer’s massive overhaul at Elland Road not having the desired effect.

Instead, the club have regressed backwards and currently sit 13th in the Championship, a bitterly disappointing place to be considering their early season hopes of securing a play-off finish come the end of the campaign.

Former manager Thomas Christiansen took on much of the blame for his management of the side, while the players themselves also deserve heavy criticism for their numerous sub-par performances throughout the year.

However, another who has been targeted is Victor Orta, who arrived as director of football last summer, taking charge of transfers in a move which has failed to pay off, with many of his signings failing to make the grade.

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The Spaniard is not a popular figure at Elland Road, and it came as no surprise that fans were left raving on Twitter after a claim from Mundo Deportivo, via Sport Witness, that he could be on his way back to Spain to join Deportivo La Coruna after their own director of football left.

However, the fans need to be careful over what they wish for, as his departure could well leave the club in a worse place than if he stayed.

Yes, some of his captures might not have lived up to expectation, but without Orta the Whites would not have fan favourite Samu Saiz or the exciting Ezgjan Alioski at their disposal.

His contacts alone make him worth keeping at the club, and if he were to leave then a mission to replace him would take place, leaving Paul Heckingbottom in charge of new recruits.

The former Barnsley boss might know what he wants but he simply does not have the knowledge or expertise to source said targets, and that would only leave Leeds suffering a nightmare scenario ahead of next season.

In other Leeds United news, the club have been confirmed to have tabled a bid which spells trouble for a senior trio.

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