By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

23rd May, 2023 | 12:40pm

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Paul Robinson has suggested that a disagreement could have taken place between Victor Orta and the Leeds United board before he was sacked.

The sporting director was given his marching orders at the start of May just before Sam Allardyce was appointed on a short-term deal.

Robinson believes the decision to appoint Allardyce could have resulted in Orta’s eventual departure from Elland Road.

“I wouldn’t say so, no [tension between 49ers and Radrizzani]. The two controlling parties won’t have taken the decision to sack Javi Gracia individually, it would’ve been a collective decision,” Robinson exclusively told MOT Leeds News.

“The choice that they made overruled one that Victor Orta would’ve liked to have seen, hence the reason why he left.

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“The 49ers have employed someone who Orta didn’t feel was right. He may have wanted Gracia to stay.

“I think the disagreement between him and both sets of owners could have had an impact on his exit.”

At present, the board are yet to appoint Orta’s replacement at Elland Road. Norwich City chief Stuart Webber has emerged as a potential candidate.

However, with the club’s league status still under severe threat, Andrea Radrizzani is yet to commit to finding the Spaniard’s replacement.

Tottenham Hotspur head to Elland Road on Sunday 28 May, with a win now a requirement for Allardyce’s side. Leeds will hope for Bournemouth to do them a favour when they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton.

In other Leeds United news, Karen Carney has had her say on the Whites’ relegation as she’s issued a damning verdict on Sam Allardyce’s men after what she saw recently.