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Leeds set to sack Victor Orta in the next 24 hours

According to The Athletic, Leeds United are set to part company with Director of Football Victor Orta.

The Football Insider exclusively reported that the Leeds board have held “crisis” talks since Sunday night after the 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth. The internal discussions continued on Bank Holiday Monday, with former England boss Sam Allardyce being lined up to replace Javi Gracia over the next few days.

The board are now ready to make a decision on Gracia and Orta in the next few hours, the duo are set to depart the club after leaving them deep in relegation trouble. Orta was appointed by chairman Andrea Radrizzani in the summer of 2017 after the Italian took over the club.

Gracia was only appointed at Leeds in February but has won just three of his 12 games after replacing Jesse March. The decision on Victor Orta follows a report in March, where inside sources within the club claimed the Spaniard would be the first to go if Leeds suffered relegation.

The report says Chairman Andrea Radrizzani will have the final say over the pair’s futures.

The Whites are 16th in the Premier League with games against Man City, Newcastle, West Ham and Tottenham remaining.

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