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Jesse Marsch ‘not shocked’ at Chelsea’s curiosity in Leeds director Victor Orta

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Jesse Marsch has addressed the hypothesis linking Leeds United’s sporting director Victor Orta with Chelsea, admitting he is not shocked by the hyperlinks because the Blues’ seek for the fitting candidate.

Chelsea’s seek for a sporting director has been public information for a while now. They not too long ago got here near appointing Christoph Freund, who then opted to remain put at Pink Bull Salzburg.

90min understands Sevilla’s Monchi is admired enormously by co-owner Todd Boehly, though it’s unclear whether or not he would depart the membership for a second time. Sources additionally confirmed that there’s real curiosity in Leeds’ Orta, in addition to different candidates.

Chatting with the press forward of their return to Premier League motion towards Aston Villa on Sunday, Marsch gave his ideas on the hyperlinks: “We (Marsch, Orta and CEO Angus Kinnear) went to Iberica, which I assumed was an ideal place for Victor to inform us that he was leaving like a ultimate dinner, however thankfully that was not the case. However we talked very brazenly about it.

“It was just a little little bit of a humorous dialog as a result of one of many issues between Victor and I, I principally made him promise that he was going to stick with me if I got here right here, earlier than I got here.

“And I mentioned however in the event you get a chance to go to a spot like Chelsea, clearly with your loved ones, with your loved ones state of affairs, I perceive you must contemplate it and in the long run he has to decide for what’s greatest for him and his household.”

However he completed by including that he was ‘hopeful’ Orta – who has been at Leeds since 2017 – will keep.

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