Leeds United Director of Football Victor Orta says he would be open to moving to work in Italian football in the future.
The Leeds chief is currently in the Netherlands taking part in the two-day WyScout conference.
The scouting network are holding an event in the country that has seen scouts, directors and agents from all around the world getting together for talks and, presumably, networking.
Orta is there representing Leeds and, like a fair few people this week, stopped to have a chat with TuttoMercatoWeb at some point.
In a long-ranging chat covering everything Leeds, he was asked about working in Italy in future and did not rule out the idea.
“I don’t know; it’s a possibility,” he told the website.
“I’ve been an admirer of Italian football since the 1980s; I bought Guerin Sportivo, I was able to buy all the world football yearbooks.
“When La Gazzetta Dello Sport arrived in Spain, it was the first editions and the ink remained on the hands.
“I lived the 80s, the stars, Italian football will always remain a reference because I grew up watching your championship.”
While Italy may be in the future, Orta’s focus is currently on Leeds and helping them to secure a return to the Premier League.
To do that they will have to be smart in the transfer window once again, with all departments pulling in the same direction to avoid issues.
That certainly doesn’t seem to be an issue at present, as Orta was keen to praise Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani for the trust he has placed in him.
“I am happy to work with him, he has done other jobs, but he knows the game well, he loves the game,” he added.
“A president who loves the game makes you happy, is attentive to scouting, I can only thank him because he relies on and trusts in this compartment.
“He believes that the success of a club depends on scouting and sports management, which is why I can only be grateful to him.
“The Italian model is… a model. The sports director was born there; there is the best course in the world for the role of director.
“There is respect for my role; the truth is that Italy is a place where there are great examples and models: from Paratici with Juventus to Udinese until Atalanta now, as a director I envy these clubs where they do things really well.”