By Sam Stone

22nd Sep, 2022 | 11:06am

Victor Orta: Nothing is going to change short-term at Leeds United

Victor Orta insists nothing is going to change in the short term at Leeds United as speculation regarding his future at the club emerges.

The Guardian reported (21 September) that the Spaniard is being considered for the sporting director role at Chelsea.

However, Orta revealed that stability will remain at Elland Road with Andrea Radrizzani very happy at the club.

Orta said [quoted by The Telegraph, 22 September]: “We have stable shareholders and a way of working that does not put the club at risk.

“It is one of our keys. Nothing is going to change in the short term. I’m sure [chairman] Andrea Radrizzani is very happy here. He set himself five years to get promotion, and he got it in three.

“Now we have stayed in the Premier League these two years, and now we are trying to stabilise. We have used all the money from the sales to strengthen, and that speaks well of the owners.”

Long process

For Leeds, a methodical approach is still the best way for the club to improve and continue to progress in their third season in the Premier League.

After the amount of time Leeds spent away from the top-flight, it was crucial that the club was careful. Ensuring that they’re a settled Premier League club has to be the priority for at least this season.

Clubs such as Crystal Palace are a good example for Leeds to follow with the Eagles now a stalwart in the Premier League and looking to bridge the gap to the top six.

Orta’s presence at Elland Road will be vital going forward with the Spaniard displaying his excellent ability to identify, negotiation and sign players in an efficient manner.

After a turbulent summer of transfer business and with murmurings of a potential 49ers takeover on the horizon, a period of stability and calm is what is needed at Elland Road.

Let’s all hope Chelsea locate another alternative to Orta in their pursuit of a new director of football.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has reacted to Gary Neville’s suggestion that the 49ers’ potential ownership at Leeds would be a problem.