Watford Appoint Oscar Garciaby Jack Kitson / 02 September 2014, 11:35Tweet
Watford have appointed Oscar Garcia as their new head coach at Vicarage Road. The high-flying Hornets were suddenly left managerless on Sunday following the abrupt departure of Giuseppe Sannino, however less than 48 hours later they have found their replacement in Garcia, who will be tasked with leading the London side up to the Premier League.
Garcia was also linked with the Leeds United Vacancy but has instead opted for the Watford dugout, and was no doubt inspired by the club's strong start to the season, which has seen the Golden Boys record four wins from their opening five Championship games. Saturday’s 4-2 victory at home to Huddersfield keeps the club second in the table, and they can now be found at 8/1 to go on and win the league, while they are priced at 5/2 to win promotion up to the top flight (both with Sky Bet).
Garcia spent last season in charge of Brighton, with whom he steered to a 6th place finish, before losing in the play-offs to Derby County. The 41-year-old resigned a day later and opted to return to Maccabi Tel Aviv for a second stint at the helm, however he left last week due to securing concerns in Israel.