BREAKING NEWS: Leeds United SACK director of football Victor Orta – and manager Javi Gracia looks set to follow today – with Sam Allardyce ready to step in to try to escape relegation
Leeds United have sacked director of football Victor Orta after their 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth on Sunday.
Orta – who joined the club from Middlesbrough in 2017 – has received heavy criticism from supporters in recent weeks after their dire run of form under Javi Gracia.
Leeds have picked up just one point from their past five games, conceding 18 goals in the process as they have been plunged deep into relegation trouble, with the club only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.
Orta was brought to the club by chairman Andrea Radrizzani in the summer of 2017 after the Italian took over the club from the controversial Massimo Cellino.
He was widely credited for his initial work at the club that saw him appoint Marcelo Bielsa in 2018 as Leeds returned to the Premier League after a 16-year absence.
Leeds have sacked director of football Victor Orta after their 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth
However, the decision to bring in Jesse Marsch as the Argentine’s replacement in February 2022 ultimately didn’t work out, while despite bringing in Gracia in February this year, Leeds look in significant danger of relegation.
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