Reports suggest Leeds United Director of Football Victor Orta will be vulnerable if the club are relegated this season.
The Spaniard has served the club well since his appointment in 2017. Orta’s biggest triumphs at the club include bringing in Marcelo Bielsa and driving the new recruitment policy that has seen the likes of Stuijk and Summerville make the first team.
The events of the past year have brought scrutiny – the club’s appointment of Jesse Marsch as well as big money signings this summer have raised questions over his position. With the club performing poorly this season amidst talks of a takeover by 49ers Enterprises, Orta could be the first one to go.
This excerpt from a report by iNews UK summarizes Orta’s current predicament:
“Influential director of football Victor Orta finds himself in the crosshairs once more, having played a key role in the machinations of the last 12 months. It was his call to turn to Jesse Marsch after Bielsa and the club’s expensive transfer picks largely coalesce around scouting systems that he has diligently put in place over his six years leading football operations.
If the club are dragged back into the Championship he is vulnerable and there were rumblings about disagreements over direction when Marsch departed. For his part Orta believes Leeds have to take calculated risks and the squad certainly has enough saleable assets to ensure there would be no rough landing in the second tier.”