Leeds United’s Director of Football, Victor Orta was heavily criticised and blamed for the poor transfer decisions as the Whites succumbed to a miserable 13th position in the Championship table last season.
After reportedly rejecting job offers from Spain, Orta set out to redeem himself in the eyes the fans and the first step he took was getting Marcelo Bielsa on board as the new manager.
Compared to last season when most of his signings were from Europe, this time Orta seems to have focused more on recruiting from English clubs. The arrival of Bielsa also probably helped convince Premier League managers to loan out their players, who trust his guidance will help them grow.
Orta’s decisions this term certainly made fans warm up to him a bit. They were left even more impressed after his Sky Sports interview that aired last night, where he sounds genuinely sorry for his mistakes last year.
Check out his moving words and fans’ reactions below:
My opinion has definitely changed on Orta this transfer window and after watching the documentary. Seems like he understands how important this club is to us and he’s always learning.
— LUFC HOME & AWAY (@LUFC________) August 2, 2018
Great words from all the key management from AR down in Sky's programme tonight but more especially from Victor Orta who clearly has taken the critcism on the chin, learnt a lesson from his mistakes and come out fighting! Too many in the past have faltered when criticised. #LUFC
— MCC1 (@1amcc) August 2, 2018
Anyone else find themselves almost feeling bad and apologising to the Tv last night when Orta was talking? Seemed a genuine guy and wants best for us. #lufc
— Andy Pantling (@AndyPantling) August 3, 2018
One of the main things I took away from the excellent #LeadingLeedsUnited piece on @SkySports was Orta’s genuine desire to finish the job he was brought in to do. I thought he came across as very sincere and he will certainly have been instrumental in Bamford coming to us. #LUFC
— Cockney White (@cockney_white) August 2, 2018