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Barcelona considering Oscar Garcia as potential replacement for Luis Enrique - report

There’s a new name in the frame to replace Lucho

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There’s nothing like a defeat to kick the rumour mill into action and Sport have duly obliged with news that Oscar Garcia has emerged as a surprise contender to replace Luis Enrique.

The report claims that Tuesday’s disappointing defeat to Juventus has made the club think again and turn away from Juan Carlos Unzue.

The club are desperate to appoint someone with "Barcelona DNA" meaning Ernesto Valverde is back in contention but so is Oscar Garcia.

The former Barca midfielder is currently in charge of Red Bull Salzburg but it’s thought he might be a popular choice with the squad as he is young and has strong links with the club.

Prior to taking over at Red Bull Salzburg, Garcia spent time in England managing Brighton whom he took to the Championship play-off semi-finals and then Watford.

His time at the Hornets was short-lived however, lasting just 27 days, with Garcia stepping down due to medical advice after suffering chest pain.

After a brief spell out of the game he took over at Red Bull Salzburg in 2015 securing a league and cup double in his first season in charge.

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