Championship: Sky sources: Brighton to name Oscar Garcia as interim boss

Oscar Garcia: Due to take charge at AMEX Stadium

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Brighton will name former Maccabi Tel Aviv boss and Barcelona youth coach Oscar Garcia as their new interim manager, Sky sources understand.

Gus Poyet led Albion to the Championship play-offs last season but he was sacked as boss on Sunday for an unspecified breach of discipline.

The Uruguayan claimed he was informed of the club's decision while working as a TV pundit for the Confederations Cup, although the club has denied this.

Garcia Factfile

  • 1973: April 26 - Born Sabadell, Spain
  • 1993: Makes debut for Barcelona
  • 1999: Moves to Valencia
  • 2000: Switch to Espanyol
  • 2004: Finishes career with season at Lleida
  • 2010: Manages Barcelona youth team
  • 2012: May 22 - Takes Maccabi Tel Aviv job, wins title
  • 2013: June 26 - Becomes Brighton manager

But Brighton have acted quickly to name his replacement, with 40-year-old former Barcelona, Valencia and Espanyol midfielder Garcia due to take over at the Amex Stadium.

Garcia led Tel Aviv to the Israeli Premier League title in 2012/13 and also assisted Johan Cruyff with the Catalonia national team.

Poyet is appealing his sacking, while assistant manager Mauricio Taricco is back at work after a suspension imposed on him was lifted.

Coach Charlie Oatway is still currently serving a club suspension.

Maccabi have already stated that their assistant coach Ruben Martinez and head fitness coach Juan Torrijo Navaro are leaving the club to join Garcia in his next role.

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