By Mark Smith

8th Jun, 2022 | 10:10am

Phil Hay responds to fan asking if Victor Orta will quit Leeds United this summer

Phil Hay has insisted that there are no plans for Victor Orta to quit Leeds United this summer after being quizzed by fans on Tuesday morning [07 June].

There were large group of fans that voiced discontent at the director of football after failing to sign payers lead to the Whites being stuck in that relegation battle in the 2021-22 season.

Hay has reported that no exit is on the cards, with Orta leading the recruitment drive behind deals for Brenden Aaronson and Rasmus Kristensen already this month.

Writing in his latest Mailbag for The Athletic on Tuesday [07 May], Hay responded to fans questioning whether or not the Spaniard could be moving on across the summer.

“None at all,” he wrote. “He’s been doing the Aaronson and Kristensen deals and, as before, he’s leading Leeds’ recruitment operation for the summer transfer window.

“For the club’s board, it’s going to be essential to show that the penny has dropped about what went wrong last season.”

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No chance.

With Andrea Radrizzani at the helm, there is no chance of a big exit like this.

The Italian owner has been in this journey alongside Orta and Angus Kinnear since day one, and as long as he is in charge of the club, those three will likely continue as normal.

There has been a big change in mentality this summer already, with Aaronson confirmed and Kristensen on the verge of signing before the transfer window even officially opens.

Leeds fans are rightly excited by this, and should that continue across the summer, we don’t think there will be many asking for changes at boardroom level.

It will be interesting to see what happens when the 49ers Enterprises eventually complete their full takeover of the club and if Orta and company are kept on.

For now, Leeds need to stick with what has worked but learn from their past mistakes, and it looks as though they already have which is fantastic news.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are readying a new bid for a blockbuster striker signing according to Phil Hay after Premier League survival