By Mark Smith

6th May, 2022 | 7:10am

Beren Cross: 49ers Enterprises to have bigger says at Leeds United if they survive, Victor Orta needs to learn lesson

Beren Cross has insisted that the 49ers Enterprises will have a much bigger voice at Leeds United next season if they stay in the Premier League.

The Leeds Live journalist admitted that the minority investors have not pumped money into the club for them to be in the Championship.

It is also suggested that Jesse Marsch will have differing views on transfers, meaning Victor Orta will need to learn his lessons.

Writing in his latest Q&A for Leeds Live, Cross shared what things could look like at Elland Road should the Whites stay up.

“Absolutely. If they survive, the club will certainly look to avoid making the same mistakes,” he said.

“You can imagine 49ers Enterprises having a louder and louder say on the direction things are going. Their investment has not been made with a view to going down.

“They want to see the club thrive and establish itself in the top flight. Marsch will have a different perspective to Bielsa, which immediately changes the approach to squad size.

“Orta will learn lessons from who has been recruited and who has not proved to be good enough buys too, you would hope.”


It is definitely time for the 49ers Enterprises to take the reigns from Andrea Radrizzani in the upcoming summer.

Leeds are now the favourites of many to go down into the Championship, and it is hugely down to the ownership and January.

We have been without so many huge names this season such as Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Liam Cooper, yet we made no senior signings in the winter window, it makes no sense.

The board only have themselves to blame and no one else should we be relegated, but we are still in a position where we can keep ourselves up with positive results in our final four games.

We still have confidence that we can beat the drop, and it is time to get behind the lads with everything we have in the stands.

It is time to go into a new era, whether we stay in the Premier League or not, and the 49ers are the ones to do just that.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are leading the race to complete a major signing and have already opened talks to seal a £25m deal