Javi Gracia replaces Jesse Marsch


Javi Gracia replaces Jesse Marsch

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Leeds United have hired former Watford manager Javi Gracia to succeed Jesse Marsch as their new head coach.

 

Leeds have confirmed that the 52-year-old Spaniard coach has been appointed as their manager following the dismissal of Jesse Marsch on February 6. The club describes this contract as "flexible". The initial agreement is until the season ends.

The former Watford manager, during the 2018-19 season, kept Watford in the Premier League and also led the club to the FA Cup finals. After being defeated at Everton this past Saturday, Leeds is now in the Premier League’s relegation zone. The team has high hopes from Garcia, as his debut game will be against Southampton on Saturday.

On December 7, 2021, Garcia signed a contract with Al-Sadd SC, but in spite of winning the Qatari League with Al-Sadd last season, he was dismissed on June 15, 2022.

The player-turned-coach has been a part of many leagues since 2004.

 

Career as a coach:

 

Clubs Appointed In charge until
Leeds United Feb 25, 2023  Flexible
Al-Sadd SC Dec 7, 2021  Jun 15, 2022 
Valencia Jul 27, 2020  May 3, 2021 
Watford Jan 21, 2018  Sep 7, 2019 
Rubin Kazan May 27, 2016  Jun 8, 2017 
Malaga CF Jul 1, 2014  May 26, 2016 
CA Osasuna Sep 4, 2013  Jun 30, 2014 
UD Almeria Jul 1, 2012  Jun 30, 2013 
AO Kerkyra Nov 14, 2011  Mar 28, 2012 
Olymp. Volou Jun 7, 2011  Aug 24, 2011 
Villarreal CF B Jul 1, 2010  May 13, 2011 
Cadiz CF Jul 1, 2008  Jan 9, 2010 
Pontevedra Mar 20, 2007  Jun 30, 2008 
Villarreal Yth. Jul 1, 2004  Jun 30, 2005 

 

Career as a player:

 

Date Left Joined
Jul 1, 2004 Cordoba CF Retired
Jan 31, 2003 Villarreal CF Cordoba CF
Aug 1, 1999 Real Sociedad Real Valladolid CF
Jul 1, 1995 Real Valladolid CF Real Sociedad
Jul 1, 1993 Athletic Bilbao B Real Valladolid Deportivo
Jun 30, 1993 UE Lleida Athletic Bilbao B
Jul 1, 1992 Athletic Bilbao B UE Lleida
Jul 1, 1989 Athletic Bilbao U19 Athletic Bilbao B
Javier Gracia Carlos (Real Sociedad)