Oscar Garcia becomes new Olympiacos manager
Reigning Greek champions Olympiacos have officially revealed that 44-year old Spaniard Oscar Garcia is the club’s new head coach, taking over from previous manager Takis Lemonis.
Over the course of the past week, rumours have been flying about the Spanish media stating that Garcia was holding negotiations with Olympiacos, but the club initially denied the reports. Nevertheless, just a day after sacking Takis Lemonis, Olympiacos released an official statement on their website: “Olympiacos FC announces the start of cooperation with 44-year old coach Oscar Garcia.”
According to gazzetta.gr, the agreement will be an 1+1.5 year contract. As previously reported in Spain, Garcia is eager to have time to work with the team and build a successful group of players. Before joining Olympiacos, Oscar Garcia worked in Spain, Israel, England, Austria and France, winning consecutive Austrian league titles and cups with Red Bull Salzburg. When he was a player himself, Garcia had a solid career in Spain.
Olympiacos currently occupy first place of the Super League standings, one point ahead of nearest challengers AEK Athens and PAOK. They return to domestic action at the weekend against AEL Larissa.