Former Brighton head coach Oscar Garcia has been appointed the new head coach at Watford the club confirms.
The former Barcelona player has been unemployed for less than a week since resigning from Israel side Maccabi Tel Aviv for the second time regarding political issues, and is back in business straight away as he has succeeded Beppe Sannino at Watford, who chose to step down from his post with the Hornets.
Oscar was in talks with numerous clubs, with two of them being Watford and Leeds, but chose to take the path to Vicarage Road.
Garcia took control of fellow Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion, his first taste of English football, as he led the Seagulls to the play-offs within his first season there, but resigned after a demoralizing defeat in the Play-off semi final to Derby County.
The Spaniard was in attendance at Vicarage Road on Saturday, as Watford defeated manager-less Huddersfield 4-2 in what was Sannino’s last game in charge of the Hornets.
Watford travel to Charlton after the international break, which will be Garcia’s first game in charge as he takes the role with immediate effect.
There was speculation of dressing room unrest at Watford which was a factor in Sannino’s departure, but Garcia will be going to Hertfordshire hoping he can bring smiles to a few players faces.