Victor Orta Leaves Leeds United By Mutual Consent
Leeds United have confirmed the departure of Sporting Director, Victor Orta who has left the club by mutual consent.
He becomes one of a number of key changes that have taken place this season as the club looks to secure its place in the Premier League after a disappointing year which has seen them flounder in the relegation zone despite a managerial change earlier in the season.
Orta joined the Whites in the summer of 2017 and helped oversee changes at the club that led to Leeds United being promoted back to the Premier League in 2020.
Over the years Orta and his team have been responsible for recruiting players and staff that have gone on to become legends of the club.
Owner Andrea Radrizzani said: “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.”