Leeds United director of football Victor Orta was on the receiving end of crowd-chanting at Preston North End on Tuesday night as the Whites fell to a 3-1 defeat.
Fans were reacting to speculation that had emerged, linking him with a move to La Liga’s Deportivo La Coruna, where he would reportedly take over from Richard Barra who left the DoF post in January.
There were also claims that La Coruna want the position filled by the middle of April.
The seemingly unpopular Spaniard is the person Leeds fans hold responsible for bringing in a host of mediocre players to Elland Road, who they see as not being good enough for the club.
The likes of Felix Wiedwald, Jay-Roy Grot, and Mateusz Klich are all Orta signings and the unrest amongst supporters is palpable.
According to Phil Hay, chief sports writer of the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Twitter account, the Whites faithful were chanting “Orta out.”
The chant from the away end is 'Orta out'. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 10, 2018
Fans have reacted to this in their masses on Twitter and there were suggestions from pockets of supporters for Paul Heckingbottom to be shown the exit door along with Orta, and for Mick McCarthy to take the place of Heck.
Here is a selection of Whites supporters reactions about the situation on social media:
He just simply doesn’t have a clue of what to do and we will get no where with him apart from league 1
— Curtis Wolsey (@Curtis_ALAW) April 10, 2018
Lee bowyer get him in
— WD (@WayneDempsey1) April 10, 2018
Phil. We are terrible. TERRIBLE
— Danny Hilditch (@Danny_Slugsy) April 10, 2018
Think thats the chant up and down the country aswell Phil
— Aaron (@aarons1308) April 10, 2018
He has to go and so does PH start again get big Mick in and buy quality experienced players for the league! Not difficult!
— PHIL BROWN (@PHMB7) April 10, 2018
Orta, Heckingbottom and all those useless coaches we’ve got should go, they’re all worse than useless.
— BigRich (@southeastlower) April 10, 2018
Yes!! Finally. Can’t stand him
— Johnny F (@JF_LUFCmod) April 10, 2018
are Leeds about to hire McCarthy. I'll not hold my breath but I can dream #LUFC
— Duncan Mellor (@iamduncan) April 10, 2018
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