Celta Vigo Sacks Fran Escribá, Hires Òscar García

Òscar García. Image via Werner100359/Wikipedia.

Celta Vigo, who has gotten off to a disappointing start after making high-profile summer signings, sacked head coach Fran Escribá after the team’s fourth consecutive loss on Sunday evening.

After announcing their former coach’s dismissal on Sunday after the 1-0 loss to Getafe concluded, they revealed former Brighton & Hove Albion, Olympiacos, and Red Bull Salzburg coach Òscar García as the next man to take the job.

The Galician club, who has managed only 9 points after the first 12 matches of the season, will look to Garcia’s new style as a welcome change after a dreadful first third of the year.

Celta, with players such as Denis Suarez, Rafinha, and Iago Aspas, has managed to score only 6 goals in their first 12 matches of the season. Escriba’s reliance on an overly-defensive scheme was ultimately what lead to his downfall in Vigo.

Garcia, who last coached Olympiacos at the end of the 2018 season, is a Barcelona product that played in La Liga for the Blaugrana, Valencia, Albacete, and Espanyol.

He started his coaching career at Maccabi Tel Aviv before moving to England, where he spent time at Brighton & Hove and Watford before spending two seasons with Red Bull Salzburg.

He has been without a job since leaving his positions at St. Eteinne and Olympiacos.

Celta currently finds itself in 18th place in La Liga and will look to escape the relegation zone with their new head man.