'Disaster for the club', 'Noooooo' – Leeds fans react to major reported update from Spain
Leeds fans have been highly critical of recruitment expert Victor Orta this season, after a string of poor buys in the summer.
However, it looked like he might be on the move after a recent report from Spain suggested he was leaving to take up a similar job at La Liga club Deportivo La Coruna.
Spanish publication El Periodico claimed that Orta was set to take over at Deportivo as new director of football.
Unfortunately, that appears to be off now as Phil Hay from the Yorkshire Evening Post delivered the update most Leeds fans were dreading.
He said that there had been lots of speculation about Orta and confirmed that Deportivo had approached him last week.
However, he said that Orta had turned them down and would stay at Leeds.
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He said that another Spaniard, Carmelo del Pozo was set to take the job.
Lots of speculation about Leeds United sporting director Victor Orta recently – Deportivo approached him last week but Orta has turned them down. Intends to stay at Leeds. The sporting director's job at Deportivo is going to another Spaniard, Carmelo del Pozo. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) April 21, 2018
Loyalty like that is normally admired in football, but the majority of Leeds fans are gutted at the news, with one saying it was a “disaster for the club”.
However, the feeling wasn’t unanimous and there are still some fans who think that Orta is capable of finishing the job that he started.
One fan said he’d be far more worried if Orta walked away with the job half done.
Here are the best reactions from Leeds fans to the major update:
Rebuilt the youth squads. Few dodgy signings, some very good ones. Was given a small budget. Don’t just jump on the Orta out bandwagon
— Dom R (@dommer14) April 21, 2018
He has had two transfer windows to fix multiple squads. I don't believe him to be the problem. I would have been more worried if he had walked away. He has a job to finish.
— Simon O'Rourke (@simon_orourke) April 21, 2018
And he’s now got another window to fix the problems of the last 2 windows which he has caused. He could probably do a decent job if he was actually given a budget to work with.
— Jamie O'Neill (@JamieONeill88) April 21, 2018
not sure if you’re trolling here. But fixed wasn’t the need. We needed slight improvement to finish top 6. We have seen massive regression. Now we need fixing.
— GUYSLEY (@Guysley) April 21, 2018
The ‘Orta in’ brigade are great value today. ‘Who cares if we get relegated to league 1, it’s alright, our youth teams are really good!’ Embarrassing! #lufc
— Pete (@PeteA28) April 21, 2018
No. This can't be so. He has been a disaster for the club. Should be sacked for his diabolical recruitment.
— Michael Neil-Brown (@MichaelNeilBro5) April 21, 2018
— john keller (@porscheuro) April 21, 2018
— Luke Kelly (@lukekellymusic) April 21, 2018
Announce relegation. Near certainty next season as it stands.
— Nitram (@TheWack180) April 21, 2018
Kill me now
— Darren (@D_Dunne1) April 21, 2018