Oscar Garcia Sacked as Celta Vigo Head Coach

Oscar Garcia with Celta Vigoin 2019. Photo by Shutterstock (10501496l)

Just over a year after he joined La Liga’s Celta Vigo, head coach Oscar Garcia was sacked and became the first managerial casualty this season in Spain’s top flight.

The seasoned coach, who had previously been the head man at Olympiacos, St. Etienne, Red Bull Salzburg, and Watford, among other stops, was signed last November to replace Fran Escriba with Celta hovering around the relegation zone.

He managed to help the team climb out and avoid relegation by just a point, but underwhelmed with his inability to win games.

That frustration was put aside over the summer, when he signed a contract renewal with the club that was set to keep him there for the next two seasons.

However, after a hugely disappointing start to the 2020-21 season which saw Garcia win just 1 of 9 games, the decision was made that the team would not continue to see if he could turn things around.

Celta is currently in 17th place in La Liga once again, just one point above the drop zone.

The team is expected to announce its new coach in the next couple of days, with Argentinian manager Eduardo Coudet being mentioned as the best-positioned to take over.