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Celta Vigo – Óscar García Junyent
Óscar García Junyent is the new coach of Celta Vigo having been appointed recently following the club's dismal form at the bottom of the La Liga table. The club just about scraped to avoid relegation last campaign after the excellence of Iago Aspas saved them from the drop.
Junyent is a vastly experienced individual in Spanish football having spent the entirety of his career as a player in the country and a great deal of his managerial days there too. He began his playing career in the esteemed Barcelona academy and played 83 times for the B team, scoring 23 goals in three years with the reserve side. He made his senior debut for Barcelona's first team in 1993 and would go on to have an excellent record for the club, scoring 21 times in less than 70 appearances. During this time, he was also loaned out Albacete before moving on a permanent basis. =
Valencia was his destination when he did eventually decide to seek pastures new. He had just one seasON there before moving on again, to Barcelona's Catalan rivals Espanyol in 2000. He played for the club for four years but injuries limited his game time to just 51 appearances in this period. Once a fine goalscorer, Junyent scored just four goals in this stint.
He hung up his boots after a one-year spell with Lleida in the 2004-05 season. Though he never represented his country at the highest level, he did play for every age group up until the Under-23 stage.
His management career began at Catalonia where he spent a year as assistant manager before moving back to his beloved Barcelona as a youth coach. After that he took a lucrative offer to become coach of Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv. From there he took a radical gear change and ventured to England's South Coast to take charge of Championship side Brighton and Hove Albion. After less than a year in charge he re-joined Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Later in 2014, however, Junyent would be back in England. This time he went to Watford in London but again was unsuccessful, staying for less than a year once more. He had more success in Austria coaching the Red Bull franchise RB Salzburg. He spent three years with the European competing club before having spells at Saint-Etienne in France and Olympiacos in Greece.
Now, Junyent is back in a more familiar environment in Spain. He will be hopeful of turning around the fortunes of lowly Celta de Vigo.