The Watford Observer can confirm the Hornets have reached an agreement with Oscar Garcia for the Spaniard to become their new head coach and it will be announced later today.

The Golden Boys had been in talks with three candidates over the weekend but Garcia was their number one target.

However, they faced competition from Leeds United and we were told another Spanish club were also interested.

But Garcia has agreed to join Watford and will be unveiled as the club’s new boss imminently.

The 41-year-old will be flying to England around midday and will meet club officials early this afternoon.

The Watford players are due in training this afternoon so Garcia is expected to meet the squad later today.

Garcia began his coaching career in 2009 as part of Jordi 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 current security situation in Israel.