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VIDEO: Leeds chief Victor Orta in furious full time rant at bemused Brentford board

Leeds chief Victor Orta could be seen in a furious full time rant at a bemused Brentford board after Patrick Bamford netted a late winner.

At one point in the game, Marcelo Bielsa’s side found themselves 2-1 down in the Premier League encounter however England international climbed off the bench to bag a leveller.

That produced crazy celebrations in the stands at the iconic Elland Road but that was nothing on compared to what was going on in the directors’ box.

Following the 95th minute equaliser, Orta decided to scream at the visiting Brentford VIPs, telling them in no uncertain terms to shut up.

The Spaniard’s furious rant was captured up by the Sky Sports cameras, with the targets of his ire looking more bemused than anything.

Orta’s first job on English soil was with Championship outfit Middlesbrough when he was appointed head of European recruitment in January 2016.

After starting out in his native Spain as a technical assistant at Sevilla and Real Valladolid, he decided to go out to Russia, serving a new role as Zenit St Petersburg’s sporting director.

He then went for the same role at Elche before being recruited by Boro but by his own admission mistakes were made on Teesside.

Twitter users reacted at Leeds chief Victor Orta getting in a furious full time rant at the bemused Brentford board…

@Jasonbeestw8: Leeds the gift that keeps on giving

@Ukpacker29: Paddington wants his coat back

@NUFC69240059: Am I the only one that likes this as it shows passion for the club?


@DavidPurcell96: “hold me back lad”

@colm_brown1985: Angus completely unfazed 😂

@ianward65: Victor Orta is a Leeds legend he totally gets Leeds #lufc

@GeorgeD_93: Orta hiding his failures behind “passion”. Some see straight through it.

@WhinmoorWhite: Passion. What the #epl lacks so much. Maybe, you and the rest of the ‘super league 6’ could learn something about that 😏

@Yetibee60: Tbf we were probably all like that when we had our first ever pint

@KGraham1990: If that’s because one of our fans are having a go those fans should be embarrassed

Player ratings

Leeds: Meslier (6), Ayling (7), Firpo (5), Llorente (6), Cooper (5), Forshaw (6), Dallas (6), Phillips (5), Raphinha (7), Roberts (8), James (6).

Subs: Bamford (7), Harrison (6), Klich (6).

Brentford: Fernandez (6), Henry (7), Jansson (6), Goode (6), Pinnock (6), Baptiste (7), Roerslev (8), Janelt (6), Nørgaard (6), Canós (8), Mbeumo (6).

Subs: Jensen (n/a), Wissa (6), Onyeka (n/a)

Man of the match: Tyler Roberts.


Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa: “Given how we got the equaliser, it’s a good point but if you look at the whole game it is an opportunity missed.

“When the game started, once we got organised we started to dominate it. But in the second half, we had issues we needed to resolve with the loss of Kalvin and we also had to accommodate his absence.

“In the first half, in the initial period, we didn’t concede goals after Cooper went off but we didn’t respond as well to the loss of Kalvin. We dominated the clear chances at goal… we dominated two-thirds of the game and we had double the number of chances.

“Kalvin went off because he had a knock to the back of his knee. Always the absence of these players are problems we have to solve but it’s a situation that all teams go through.

“I hope we can save these situations that are clearly not desired. Patrick scored a goalscorer’s goal and his presence is welcome. There’s nothing better than him returning with a goal. We think about the next game which is Chelsea and we’re going to prepare with maximum dedication.”

Brentford boss Thomas Frank: “At this moment, I can tell you my feeling is that it’s not a point to celebrate but what I will celebrate is the performance. We came up here without key players.

“I have no complaints as Leeds were missing players as well. With the lowest budget, and missing players in key positions, I think it was a top performance. We defended very well and gave nothing away apart from the goal in the first half.

“We stepped up and pressed a little higher to score two goals and I felt we were then in complete control. It’s a tough one to then concede so late from a set-piece.

“Sergi [Canos] is now suspended for the game against Watford, but we will find solutions. I felt Sergi earned the trust I gave him and created chances, scoring a goal and creating chances.

“I can’t praise the boys enough given how the players had to recover and I have to praise my medical staff for having the boys ready having played on Thursday night and produced our highest output of the season against Spurs.

“We had to go again three days later against a side who are at the top in terms of running. I make no complaints about the schedule but I just want to say we have fantastic staff and fantastic players.

“I found out about Ivan [Toney] yesterday and it is what it is. You get these things at the minute and we were prepared.”

Victor Orta recently revealed that he’s still getting death threats despite the success he’s helped bring to Leeds United in recent years.

Speaking to La Media Inglesa, as translated by All Stats Aren’t We, Orta spoke out about how bad things were behind the scenes at Elland Road a while back and that he’s still receiving sinister messages now.

He said: “In the first year, we had a good first six months before a match against Birmingham. It was 0–0 on the 21st of December, Pablo [Hernandez] hits the post in the 79th minute and they score in the 82nd; if we’d have scored we’d have been second at the end of the year.

“Then, a lot of bad things happened over that period, like the incident with Samu Sáiz that was very relevant, because he was a very good player for us. It was then I realised that there was a demand for promotion that was absolutely incredible.

“I still get them but then I was getting 10–15 death threats a week! Things like ‘go now’ or ‘this isn’t working’.

“I had a very tough meeting with Andrea, I remember it perfectly, in a Japanese restaurant. There was a famous F1 driver next to us and I’m not saying that it got physical but there was a moment in which the F1 driver nearly got up to separate us because we were shouting so much, but it was because of the passion.

“We wanted to talk about what club model we wanted; I had an offer to go back to Spain — he knew that, I’d told him — and I was doubting whether or not to go back.”

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