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: