Maccabi Tel Aviv name Barca youth coach as new boss

ByREUTERS
May 22, 2012 22:52

Barcelona's youth coach Oscar Garcia will take charge of Maccabi Tel Aviv for the next two seasons, the Israeli Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Garcia, who guided Barcelona's youth team for two years, was persuaded to coach a senior team for the first time by his former Barcelona team mate Jordi Cruyff, the Maccabi sports director.



Garcia, 39, played as a forward with Barcelona, Valencia and Espanyol before retiring in 2005. He represented Spain up to under-23 level but never as a full international.

"Maccabi Tel Aviv is pleased to announce the appointment of Oscar Garcia as the club's head coach after he signed a two-year contract," the club said in a statement on their website.


The club did not release other details of Garcia's appointment.

Share this article via
Related Content
Breaking news
May 26, 2017
GOP candidate who allegedly assaulted journalist wins congressional seat

By JPOST.COM STAFF

Israel Weather
  • 16 - 29
    Beer Sheva
    18 - 24
    Tel Aviv - Yafo
  • 18 - 25
    Jerusalem
    16 - 23
    Haifa
  • 24 - 35
    Elat
    18 - 30
    Tiberias