'Scapegoat', 'Out now', 'Awesome' - Leeds fans in two minds after senior appointment confirmed
Leeds United director of football Victor Orta will not be leaving Elland Road to head to relegated La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna this summer.
That’s because of an official announcement from the Spanish club and fans are giving mixed reactions to the news.
It had been reported that the often much-maligned Spaniard would be off to the La Liga side after Richard Barra left his post but Carmelo Del Pozo’s appointment will end all that talk now.
Deportivo announced the news of their appointment on their official Twitter channel:
— RC Deportivo (@RCDeportivo) May 7, 2018
Orta has been responsible for a number of arrivals at the club which haven’t gone well, with the likes of Pawel Cibicki, Felix Wiedwald, Jay-Roy Grot and Caleb Ekuban to name just a few who have struggled in their time at the Elland Road club.
But surprisingly, reactions from supporters have been mixed, with some feeling the Spaniard had been a “scapegoat” for how their season fell apart, while other fans felt it was the worst possible news.
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Nevertheless, it would appear as though Orta is set to continue at the club regardless of what supporters have to say about the director of football.
Here is a round-up of some reactions from social media of fans reacting to the news:
Got to say I feel he was being made a scape goat to a large degree anyway and all things being equal he's done very well in youth recruitment added to a few in the 1st team that are of decent quality. Haven't all worked out but they never do plus none of us knew his budget
— Colin Carmichael (@ColinCarmichae2) May 7, 2018
Whenever there are failings there is always a scapegoat. Otra was this season’s.
— Jonny B (@jonnyb73) May 7, 2018
Cheers Phil… pic.twitter.com/TgJStOl1R9
— Tony (@Tonylufc28) May 7, 2018
Personally think he’s been given a bad press this season and needs time and was given a brief this season unfair assessment personally
— Barney (@BarneyStuart21) May 7, 2018
Shame that would have been marvelous if he had gone.
I've said it before and will say it again, we will get no where with Victor ORTA in charge of recruitment.
ORTA out now!!!!!
— Tony (@TonyLeeds1919) May 7, 2018
Season just gets worse
— James Purvis (@JamesPurvis21) May 7, 2018
— BROLIN ATE THE PIE (@REDPLANET2025) May 7, 2018
Another season of poor recruitment coming awesome.
— andrew rosindale (@andyGamingMad) May 7, 2018
FFS, and I've been having such a good day.
— Paul Rose (@paulrose_pcpaul) May 7, 2018
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