The new coach of Celta Vigo played for Barça between the 1992/93 and 1998/99 seasons
Òscar Garcia returns to the Camp Nou this Saturday as the new coach of Celta Vigo, and for the match corresponding to week 12 in La Liga (kick-off 9.00pm CET). He played for the Barça first team from the 1992/93 season under Johan Cruyff, making a total of 97 appearances until the 1998/99 season (in 1994/95 he was loaned to Albacete). During his time with the Blaugrana, he won 11 titles: 4 league championships, 2 Copas del Rey, 2 European Super Cups, 1 Catalonia Cup, 2 Spanish Super Cups.
The new coach of the Galician team also started off his coaching career at FC Barcelona. With the U19A side he won the league and the cup.
Maccabi Tel Aviv, Salzburg (with whom he won two Bundesligas), Brighton, Watford, Saint-Étienne and Olympiacos were the next stops on his coaching journey. It should also be noted that Oscar García's second cousin, Roger Garcia, also played for FC Barcelona between the 1994/95 and 1998/99 seasons.
Saturday's match will see Òscar Garcia debut as coach in the league for Celta. The last nine coaches who debuted in the domestic competition against Barça at the Camp Nou lost. The last to win was Josip Skoblar with Real Valladolid 1989/90 (2-0).