Leeds United director of football Victor Orta’s tearful celebration after the Whites’ late win over Norwich City was an outpouring of relief, according to journalist Dean Jones.
The victory allowed the Yorkshire giants to climb four points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone.
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Joe Gelhardt climbed off the bench to score a stoppage time winner against fellow strugglers Norwich and spark wild scenes at Elland Road yesterday.
It came after Canaries midfielder Kenny McLean had cancelled out Rodrigo’s opener in the encounter’s dying embers.
Gelhardt’s goal resulted in an outpouring of emotion from Orta, who has been working behind-the-scenes since being recruited from Middlesbrough in 2017.
The victory allowed the Whites to end a run of six consecutive defeats and notch their first three-point haul since overcoming West Ham United in January.
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What has Dean Jones said about Orta?
Jones believes Orta could not hold back the tears because of the immense pressure he has been under thanks to the relegation battle and turning to Marsch to turn around the club’s fortunes on the pitch.
The transfer insider reckons the Spaniard will be keen for the late triumph over fellow strugglers Norwich to kickstart a fine run of form.
Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “Honestly, I think it’s relief. I think there has been so much pressure around this decision.
“I think that was just a moment in which he will be believing and hoping that things are about to turn a corner.”
Why is Orta under pressure as a result of Marsch’s appointment?
Bielsa is seen as a club legend after ending the Whites’ 16-year exodus from the Premier League, so his axing was not universally accepted by the fanbase.
In fact, Leeds supporters were heard chanting Bielsa’s name just 80 seconds into Marsch’s first home match at the helm.
However, Orta was at the forefront of the decision-making process to bring Marsch in as Bielsa’s successor.
Orta revealed Marsch is ‘someone we identified a number of years ago during his time at Red Bull Salzburg and we believe his philosophy and style of football aligns with that of the club and will suit the players very well’.