Oscar Garcia had the immense pain of losing his daughter, as the former Reims coach announced on his Instagram account on Thursday, with a photo accompanied by a message in Catalan: "Fly high my love".
The 49-year-old technician made many round trips between Champagne and Barcelona, where his child was treated, when he led the Stade de Reims before his ousting on October 13.
It is for this reason that he had missed 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 assistant Will Still due to results "below the expected objectives", according to the press release from the club, which then occupied 15th place in L1.
⚫️ It is with great sadness that the Stade de Reims learned this Thursday of the drama affecting Oscar Garcia and his family.
The entire Club sends them its most sincere condolences.
— Stade de Reims (@StadeDeReims) November 24, 2022
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“We cannot fight two battles at the same time”
At a press conference, general manager Mathieu Lacour had justified this decision: “His situation may have played on the fact that he was less fresh mentally.
You can't fight two fights at the same time, I think he understood that.
“The leader had also assured Garcia of his support” in the hard times that he will still go through.
This Thursday, Stade de Reims offered its condolences to its former technician, who was appointed in June 2021 after having previously coached Saint-Etienne in 2017.
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