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‘Start at the back’ – Leeds United fans on Twitter react to journalist’s Orta opinion

The Leeds United fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to Phil Hay’s column in the Yorkshire Evening Post where he discusses the role of Victor Orta after he turned down a job as Deportivo La Coruna’s sporting director last week. Instead, Orta has stuck with the devil that he knows at Elland Road as he looks to put right what went wrong last summer this time around.

Orta has suffered this season, just like the fans and all those associated with the club. The Spaniard could have opted to jump ship and take on an easier life in his native Spain when Deportivo came calling but, bravely, Orta stuck with it at Leeds. Last summer was a complete disaster for the club, the Whites looked to sign players from cheaper markets in the hope of finding a rough diamond and ultimately, they fell flat.

This summer will have to be a success for Orta at Elland Road or he’ll be facing a timely exit as the fans will be aiming “I told you so’s” at their club. The Spaniard has got a couple of targets lined up for Paul Heckingbottom’s side, namely Jerry Mbakogu, a Nigerian striker currently plying his trade in Serie B for Parma. With the club targetting these sorts of players, they have to hit the ground running and become a quick success or they face the harsh reality of being a nothing man at a failing club.

Taking that into account, here’s our resident Whites’ verdict on Hay’s thoughts on Orta:

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