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Leeds United appoints new Director of Football

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Published at 5:39pm 30th May 2017. (Updated at 5:40pm 30th May 2017)

Leeds United have  appointed Victor Orta as their new Director of Football. 

The Spaniard joins the Championship side from Middlesbrough, where he was head of recruitment.

Speaking about his new role at Leeds, Orta said: “I am excited by the opportunity to become Director of Football at a great club like Leeds United.

“Once I had met with Andrea Radrizzani and spoken to him about his plans to take the club forward, I knew that this was the right move for me and I am confident that we can achieve great things in the coming years.”

Chairman Andrea Radrizzani added: “I am delighted to welcome Victor to Elland Road, I have been impressed by his knowledge of the game, his extensive scouting network and his desire to help us achieve our objective of getting Leeds United back to the Premier League."

The appointment of Victor Orta comes just days after the club announced Angus Kinnear is to become the clubs new Managing Director.

Leeds are still without a manager, following the resignation of Garry Monk last Thursday.