Ever since Victor Orta left his role at Leeds United and returned to Sevilla, every move he has made has come under a lot of scrutiny.

The decision to sack José Luis Mendilibar in October, just months after the manager led the club to a Europa League victory, was certainly an interesting one, especially since his replacement, Diego Alonso, has only managed one win since his arrival, a 3-0 victory in the Copa del Rey against CD Quintanar.

That’s why, with a potential change of presidency at the club coming on December 4th, the former Leeds United director needs to make sure he is getting everything right, as explained by candidate José María del Nido in an interview relayed by Estadio Deportivo.

Pointing out that Villarreal recently managed to get Marcelino as their new manager, the former Sevilla president, who wants to have a second go at the job, made it clear that Orta’s role could come under fire if the decision to appoint Alonso backfires.

He said: “In a risky situation like the one Sevilla are in, in Europe more there than here, with a conflictive institutional situation, we had to minimise the risks. I hope Diego Alonso gets it right. Marcelino has pedigree is a top manager.

“I want to think and bet that the manager will succeed, but whoever is at the head of the board of directors, if they have to take the decision to go forward without him, I want to believe that Victor Orta would put his position at the disposal of the board.”

In short, if Del Nido takes over as president and decides the current manager is going in the wrong direction, then he feels that the once Leeds director of football should also resign, because his decision to appoint him was the wrong one.