Leeds United’s director of football Victor Orta has made the crucial decision to turn down a job offer at Deportivo La Coruna and will remain at Elland Road this summer, according to a reliable journalist.
The Yorkshire Evening Post’s Phil Hay, who is one of the most revered reporters when it comes to news on the Whites, has claimed on his personal Twitter account that after much speculation surrounding the future of the Spaniard, he rejected the Spanish side’s offer, which was said to have been tabled last week.
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 (@PhilHay_) April 21, 2018
Orta, who arrived at Leeds last summer in a shake up by new owner Andrea Radrizzani, has been in charge of the club’s transfer activity over the last year, and he has come under heavy fire from fans for their failings this season.
Football Insider verdict
Not the news that many Leeds fans would have been hoping to read but it should not be seen as the end of the world, even if it feels that way. Orta’s departure a year on always seemed unlikely for he has a lot to prove after a difficult first season in the job, and his exit back to Spain would have been seen as him taking the easy way out. This does not mean that he is guaranteed to stay – there may well be other clubs who can tempt his fancy – but for now the Whites faithful will have to deal with the Spaniard sticking it out as Radrizzani’s right hand man.
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