Watford turn to Garcia

Oscar Garcia was coveted by other clubs before deciding upon Watford

Oscar Garcia was coveted by other clubs before deciding upon Watford

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Watford have appointed former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia as their new head coach.

The Hornets moved quickly to appoint the 41-year-old, who spent a season with the Seagulls before departing in May, following the resignation of Beppe Sannino on Sunday.

A club statement read: "Watford Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of scar Garcia as Head Coach, the Hornets having won the race against several high-profile English clubs to secure his services.

"scar's recent Championship experience, taking Brighton & Hove Albion into last season's Championship promotion Play-Offs, was a key factor in his appointment."

Garcia, who began his coaching career with Barcelona's academy, arrived at The Amex in June 2013 having led Maccabi Tel Aviv to the league title and into the Champions League in his sole campaign as head coach.

He led Brighton to a sixth-placed finish before resigning in the aftermath of their Championship play-off semi-final defeat to Derby in May.

He returned for a second spell with Maccabi only to part company with the club last Tuesday after just three months in charge due to their current security situation in Israel.

And on Tuesday morning he was appointed as the replacement for Italian Sannino, who had left Vicarage Road after nine months in charge with the Hornets second in the table.

Two Championship sides, Huddersfield and Leeds, remain without a permanent manager in charge.

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12:02pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Zamora251 says...

Just heard that Garcia has been appointed Watford boss, good luck Watford, you're going to need it, you will be playing boring football with one up front for the rest of the season!!
Just heard that Garcia has been appointed Watford boss, good luck Watford, you're going to need it, you will be playing boring football with one up front for the rest of the season!! Zamora251
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12:06pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Zamora251 says...

Are the editors at the Argus blind, you should proof read your articles before putting on here, dickheads!!
Are the editors at the Argus blind, you should proof read your articles before putting on here, dickheads!! Zamora251
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12:16pm Tue 2 Sep 14

lonegull says...

Good luck to him. Not the most exciting manager and one of the most boring seasons of football I can remember but getting our injury hit squad to the playoffs was a great achievement.
Good luck to him. Not the most exciting manager and one of the most boring seasons of football I can remember but getting our injury hit squad to the playoffs was a great achievement. lonegull
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