Oscar signs Brighton deal

Brighton have confirmed that new head coach Oscar Garcia has signed a three-year deal, while his backroom team are also now in place.

Last Updated: 19/07/13 at 23:43 Post Comment

Oscar Garcia: Three-year deal at Brighton

Oscar Garcia: Three-year deal at Brighton

The Championship club announced on Friday night that Garcia had put pen to paper on his Albion contract earlier in the day.

The 40-year-old was initally appointed at the end of last month, but Brighton were forced to wait for the outcome of former manager Gus Poyet's appeal hearing before finalising details.

Garcia guided Maccabi Tel-Aviv to the Israeli Premier League title last season and has brought Juan Torrijo and Ruben Martinez with him to the Amex Stadium to be his assistant coaches.

In addition, Garcia has appointed former Brighton full-back Nathan Jones to the position of assistant head coach. Jones had previously held jobs at Yeovil and Charlton.

Speaking to the club's official website, Garcia said: "I'm delighted to have signed a long-term contract with the club and I'm now very much looking forward to the challenge ahead.

"Brighton is one of the most exciting clubs in Europe and the potential here is very good. The squad is strong and the footballing set-up is excellent. The aim is to continue the good progress that the club has made in recent seasons.

"I've already received a very warm welcome from the club's staff, players and supporters. Brighton and Hove is a very nice city, the stadium is superb, and a world-class training facility is being built for our use from next season.

"Pre-season preparations are going well and like the supporters, I'm looking forward to an exciting season."

Brighton begin their Sky Bet Football League Championship campaign with a tough fixture away to Leeds United on Saturday, August 3.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think that puts all doubts over Benteke's quality to bed. Can he do it after receiving the ball to feet, in the box, totally unmarked, on a warm, sunny afternoon in Swindon? Oh yes he can! This year is definitely Liverpool's year. YNWA.

rationalmanc
WATCH: Benteke's debut screamer

A

ll very well selling all midfield and strikers but unless we bring anyone in that is better than what we had then it will be a terrible transfer window in my view. Sorted out the defense but our midfield and striker options look very light.

bigo
Spurs Halfway To The Perfect Summer

L

ove it when Jose accuses others of being defensive, cynical and playing to win. If I was Wenger, I'd get that quote laminated and framed - surely the biggest compliment he's ever received from Mourinho. You've got him riled Arsene - you're relevant again!

suarez_blind
Jose rues pitch and weather after defeat

Footer 365

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has 'difficult questions'

Arsenal centre-half Per Mertesacker says manager Arsene Wenger has a lot of "difficult questions" to answer.

West Ham forward Enner Valencia ruled out for up to 12 weeks

West Ham forward Enner Valencia has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks with a leg injury.

Jordy Clasie says he'd have rejected move to Man United in order to join Southampton

Jordy Clasie claims he'd have rejected Man United to sign for Southampton - saying it's "better to start lower and finish higher".

Mail Box

There's A Lot Of Anger About TV...

...and how much you have to pay - largely for games you don't actually want to watch. Many of you are forced to go illegal. We also have mails on Chelsea, Angel di Maria and...

Not Just A Friendly. This Had Meaning...

Arsenal fans are very excited about beating Chelsea (don't remind them about last year), while there is criticism for BT and a football fan tired of being screwed by TV...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company