Victor Orta wanted Javi Gracia to stay in charge as Leeds United manager, believing that he could be able to get the points which would keep the Whites in the Premier League.

That is according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, with Victor Orta is now likely to leave Elland Road alongside Gracia as Leeds edge closer to relegation.

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It has been a dark few weeks for Leeds. It was less than a month ago that the Whites were producing one of their best performances this season to beat Nottingham Forest 2-1 at Elland Road.

Orta wanted Gracia to stay in charge of Leeds

A brilliant first-half display against Crystal Palace looked set to take Leeds to the brink of safety. But since Patrick Bamford scored against the Eagles, Leeds have scored four and conceded 18. And they have taken one point in that time.

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A change had to be made after the loss to Bournemouth on Sunday. But few could have seen what change would be on the cards.

Sam Allardyce has reportedly agreed to become Leeds’ new manager. And Victor Orta is set to be on his way out of the club.

And the Yorkshire Evening Post has now shared who Orta wanted to take charge of the last four games. He had apparently not lost faith in Gracia and hoped that he would keep Leeds up.

Ultimately, it is hard to not feel that Orta’s departure is a step in the right direction for Leeds. The Spaniard’s time has been turbulent to say the least. And it has been a long time since he has been in the fans’ good books.

There have been too many mistakes of late. Obviously, we will never truly know who was mainly responsible for each decision. But Orta would have had a big say in a lot of these key moments.

Leeds have become a laughing stock once again. And big changes are needed whatever Allardyce manages to achieve in the final four games of the campaign.

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