The Leeds owner addressed the club and supporters in a statement announcing Victor Orta’s exit.
The Whites officially parted ways with Director of Football Victor Orta earlier today. The decision was taken after the board held crisis talks after the team lost 4-1 to Bournemouth over the weekend.
“I am deeply saddened by the way that this chapter closes as Victor has been responsible for some of the best moments of my time as owner of Leeds United and I thank him and his people for all they have done in the past six years.
“However, it is clear that it is time to change direction and therefore we have agreed that Victor will leave the club.
“I understand supporters are hurt and upset, but now is a time for unity.
“We have four cup finals left to play this season and working together, I believe we can survive.”
Leeds sit in 17th place, level on points with 18th place Nottingham Forest with four games remaining.