DRAMA Oscar Garcia has announced the death of his daughter, to whose bedside he frequently went when he coached Reims before being fired in October
Spaniard Oscar Garcia coached Stade de Reims between June 2021 and October 2022. — Jean-François Monier/AFP
Oscar Garcia had the immense pain of losing his daughter, as announced by Oscar Garcia. this Thursday the former Reims coach on his Instagram account, with a photo accompanied by a message in Catalan: “Vole haut mon amour”. The 49-year-old technician made many round trips between Champagne and Barcelona, where his child was being treated when he managed the Stade de Reims before his ousting on October 13.
It’s why he had failed. two Ligue 1 matches this season, against Lens on September 4 (1-1), then against PSG on October 8 (0-0). Garcia had been fired after this good draw and replaced by his deputy Will Still because of results “inçç expected goals,” of the club, which then occupied 15th place in L1.
⚫️ C’est avec une grande tristesse que le Stade de Reims a appris ce jeudi le drame qui touche Oscar Garcia et sa famille. L'ensemble du Club leur adresse ses plus sincères condoléances.
— Stade de Reims (@StadeDeReims) November 24, 2022
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“You can't fight two battles. the time”
In a press conference, the general manager Mathieu Lacour had justified this decision: “His situation may have played a part in this. on the fact that he was less mentally fresh. You can't fight two battles against each other. at the time, I think he understood it.” The manager had also assured Garcia for his support “in the difficult times he will still go through”.
This Thursday, the Stade de Reims presented; his condolences to his former technician, who had been named in June 2021 after previously coaching Saint-Etienne in 2017.