With both the Hornets and Leeds United interested in appointing Oscar Garcia as head coach, our sister paper The Argus says the Spaniard is leaning towards joining Watford.
We reported yesterday that Garcia was one of three different men the Golden Boys were speaking to about the vacant head coach position following Beppe Sannino’s resignation last night.
And Watford are believed to be one of three clubs interested in hiring Garcia, who spent last season in charge at Brighton and Hove Albion.
However, The Argus reports he is currently leaning towards joining the Hornets and that his family is happy to move to the London area.
Garcia began his coaching career in 2009 as part of former Barcelona manager Johan Cruyff’s staff on the Catalonia national side.
He then spent two years coaching in Barcelona’s Academy before taking the role as head coach at Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2012.
He spent one season with the Israeli club but it was a successful one as he guided the side to the league title.
However, he resigned at the end of the campaign, citing personal reasons for his departure.
His success in Israel caught the attention of Championship club Brighton and they appointed Garcia as head coach in June last year.
He spent one season with the Seasiders. They finished sixth in the league and reached the play-offs. But they were beaten in the semi-finals by Derby County and the Spaniard resigned on May 12.
He rejoined Maccabi again at the start of June but his second spell with the club lasted less than three months as he resigned once more on Tuesday.
The club stated Garcia’s departure was down to the security situation in Israel.