Former Brighton and Watford head coach, Oscar Garcia, has told The Argus that he is plotting a return to management.
The Spaniard was forced to step down from his position as Watford head coach in September, after less than a month in charge, due to health reasons.
“It was a big blow, because Watford have a fantastic squad, one of the best in the Championship, and I was sure that we would have had a very good season. It was the perfect combination for the club and for me,” he disappointingly said to the Argus.
The former Barcelona player came into English football when given the reigns at Brighton in the summer of 2013 after leaving Maccabi Tel Aviv, he achieved a play-off place finish with the Seagulls, heading into the semis versus Derby County, which ended in a Rams hammering.
That play-off defeat meanr Brighton remained in the Championship for another year, and the former Maccabi boss resigning from his position.
But since Oscar’s departure, the south coast side see them just a point away from the bottom three, under Sami Hyypia’s control.
“I’m very proud of the job I did. It’s not easy to get to the play-offs two seasons in a row and we did it,” Oscar stated about his former club before adding, “I wish the best to the club, to the players, to the staff and especially the fans. Brighton and Hove Albion will always be in my heart.”
He was linked with clubs such as Leeds United, Fulham and Watford when he left the Seagulls, and chose to head for Hertfordshire.
Now he is again without a club, Garcia will be linked with many future vacancies at any Championship sides no doubt.
“I don’t understand life without football. I have been involved in football since I was six-years-old and I’ll keep being involved,” the forty-one year old revealed, “I’m working for some Spanish media talking about football but it’s only temporary. I have some future plans. I like the smell of the grass too much to stop managing or not to be involved.”