No approach for Oscar

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Albion have confirmed they have not received an approach from Premier League strugglers Swansea City for Oscar Garcia.

The Seagulls head coach had been linked with a move to the Liberty Stadium to replace his former Barcelona team mate Michael Laudrup, who was sacked on Tuesday night after a dismal run of results.

Club captain Garry Monk has taken over from Laudrup for the rest of the season.

But Oscar is believed to be among the managers and head coaches on whom Swansea are keeping tabs should they look elsewhere for a longer-term appointment.

Chief executive Paul Barber told The Argus there had been no approach.

Albion and Oscar rebuffed an offer from Spanish strugglers Osasuna in the opening weeks of the season with the former Maccabi Tel-Aviv boss keen to get stuck into his three-year project at the Amex following his arrival in the summer.

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5:31am Thu 6 Feb 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

Gooooooood. In Oscar we prosper... although we may have to rework that one after yesterday's announcement.

UTA!!
Gooooooood. In Oscar we prosper... although we may have to rework that one after yesterday's announcement. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
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5:51am Thu 6 Feb 14

oksouthstander says...

Great News Oscar is a first class coach and pretty soon he will play his attacking formation.Starting Saturday 4 home league wins this month and we are on target for the play-offs.Perhaps a couple of loan ins by the end of the month will help.
Great News Oscar is a first class coach and pretty soon he will play his attacking formation.Starting Saturday 4 home league wins this month and we are on target for the play-offs.Perhaps a couple of loan ins by the end of the month will help. oksouthstander
  • Score: 0

6:39am Thu 6 Feb 14

WestStander17 says...

Well, he fits their profile. I imagine they will stick to their philosophy of attractive, possession Football. Interesting decision to sack Laudrup at this stage without anyone in mind to take over. Not too many candidates that spring to mind that are already in England so will be interesting to see who they turn to.
Well, he fits their profile. I imagine they will stick to their philosophy of attractive, possession Football. Interesting decision to sack Laudrup at this stage without anyone in mind to take over. Not too many candidates that spring to mind that are already in England so will be interesting to see who they turn to. WestStander17
  • Score: 2

8:39am Thu 6 Feb 14

Albion In Staffs says...

I don't recall there being a similar story when Sir Alex resigned......
I don't recall there being a similar story when Sir Alex resigned...... Albion In Staffs
  • Score: -8

8:58am Thu 6 Feb 14

Captain Haddock says...

WestStander17 wrote:
Well, he fits their profile. I imagine they will stick to their philosophy of attractive, possession Football. Interesting decision to sack Laudrup at this stage without anyone in mind to take over. Not too many candidates that spring to mind that are already in England so will be interesting to see who they turn to.
Yes. Am relieved to hear that Monk has the gig til May, but hope when that time comes the problem doesn't resurface.

The only 'sure fire' way to alleviate the risk of losing him would be to gain promotion this season. Hopefully The Swans have other targets though anyway. I would imagine, if they do survive, they will try to lure Marcelino from Villarreal as first choice (little chance if they drop down though).
[quote][p][bold]WestStander17[/bold] wrote: Well, he fits their profile. I imagine they will stick to their philosophy of attractive, possession Football. Interesting decision to sack Laudrup at this stage without anyone in mind to take over. Not too many candidates that spring to mind that are already in England so will be interesting to see who they turn to.[/p][/quote]Yes. Am relieved to hear that Monk has the gig til May, but hope when that time comes the problem doesn't resurface. The only 'sure fire' way to alleviate the risk of losing him would be to gain promotion this season. Hopefully The Swans have other targets though anyway. I would imagine, if they do survive, they will try to lure Marcelino from Villarreal as first choice (little chance if they drop down though). Captain Haddock
  • Score: -2

11:12am Thu 6 Feb 14

Never_Wrong says...

Swansea can have him.....he'll cost £14.7m.
Swansea can have him.....he'll cost £14.7m. Never_Wrong
  • Score: 5

11:13am Thu 6 Feb 14

fratsomrover says...

Maybe Nathan Jones would be a more realistic target.
He's 100% Welsh, being from The Rhondda, is fluent in Spanish and more importantly has some great contacts at Yeovil and Charlton.
He'd be a real snip and probably not a great loss to us.
Maybe Nathan Jones would be a more realistic target. He's 100% Welsh, being from The Rhondda, is fluent in Spanish and more importantly has some great contacts at Yeovil and Charlton. He'd be a real snip and probably not a great loss to us. fratsomrover
  • Score: 5

11:30am Thu 6 Feb 14

Yogi says...

Hope he stays but it's in The Guardian too I'm afraid.
Hope he stays but it's in The Guardian too I'm afraid. Yogi
  • Score: 1

11:39am Thu 6 Feb 14

Ex-pat Arnie says...

Yogi wrote:
Hope he stays but it's in The Guardian too I'm afraid.
But they have only listed it as a rumour, which it is (albeit an unfounded one).
[quote][p][bold]Yogi[/bold] wrote: Hope he stays but it's in The Guardian too I'm afraid.[/p][/quote]But they have only listed it as a rumour, which it is (albeit an unfounded one). Ex-pat Arnie
  • Score: 6

11:41am Thu 6 Feb 14

Yogi says...

True
True Yogi
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12:48pm Thu 6 Feb 14

albion64 says...

Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Gooooooood. In Oscar we prosper... although we may have to rework that one after yesterday's announcement.

UTA!!
Right all you people who don't rate Oscar and keep telling us about it. let's see what happens if he goes. You'd soon realise what we would be missing. Get behind the man and see us fly. UTA
[quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Gooooooood. In Oscar we prosper... although we may have to rework that one after yesterday's announcement. UTA!![/p][/quote]Right all you people who don't rate Oscar and keep telling us about it. let's see what happens if he goes. You'd soon realise what we would be missing. Get behind the man and see us fly. UTA albion64
  • Score: 7

1:30pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Gamley's factory says...

Oscar, in my humble opinion, has done a fantastic job this season, given the injuries and the constraints of financial fair play. Predominantly it is still Poyet's squad and he has got some great results under the circumstances. I think it would be a step sideways to go to Swansea, who I feel have treated Laudrup badly, and in terms of fan base and historical achievement, are a lesser club than the mighty Albion!
Oscar, in my humble opinion, has done a fantastic job this season, given the injuries and the constraints of financial fair play. Predominantly it is still Poyet's squad and he has got some great results under the circumstances. I think it would be a step sideways to go to Swansea, who I feel have treated Laudrup badly, and in terms of fan base and historical achievement, are a lesser club than the mighty Albion! Gamley's factory
  • Score: 2

4:27pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Gaz the great says...

I can see why the rumors are circulating, like Gus a slightly unproven manager who is doing a very good job. Would like him to remain for more than 1 season, but who knows! Football is a business, 1st & foremost, so if the Swans were to offer 3 million?
I can see why the rumors are circulating, like Gus a slightly unproven manager who is doing a very good job. Would like him to remain for more than 1 season, but who knows! Football is a business, 1st & foremost, so if the Swans were to offer 3 million? Gaz the great
  • Score: 0

4:47pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gilbertthecat says...

Gamley's factory wrote:
Oscar, in my humble opinion, has done a fantastic job this season, given the injuries and the constraints of financial fair play. Predominantly it is still Poyet's squad and he has got some great results under the circumstances. I think it would be a step sideways to go to Swansea, who I feel have treated Laudrup badly, and in terms of fan base and historical achievement, are a lesser club than the mighty Albion!
Agree in many ways but I'm not sure what it being predominantly GP's squad is getting at? That squad got to the play offs so OG has a good base to work from. Tweaking things to accommodate some of the player changes and the injuries is where the circs come into it, but not the basic squad.

And for those saying OG isn't up to it, well a Prem club being reportedly interested seems to suggest more than just TB and the Blues Brothers (love that name for them) think he's halfway decent.
[quote][p][bold]Gamley's factory[/bold] wrote: Oscar, in my humble opinion, has done a fantastic job this season, given the injuries and the constraints of financial fair play. Predominantly it is still Poyet's squad and he has got some great results under the circumstances. I think it would be a step sideways to go to Swansea, who I feel have treated Laudrup badly, and in terms of fan base and historical achievement, are a lesser club than the mighty Albion![/p][/quote]Agree in many ways but I'm not sure what it being predominantly GP's squad is getting at? That squad got to the play offs so OG has a good base to work from. Tweaking things to accommodate some of the player changes and the injuries is where the circs come into it, but not the basic squad. And for those saying OG isn't up to it, well a Prem club being reportedly interested seems to suggest more than just TB and the Blues Brothers (love that name for them) think he's halfway decent. gilbertthecat
  • Score: 2

7:43pm Thu 6 Feb 14

namgo49 says...

oksouthstander wrote:
Great News Oscar is a first class coach and pretty soon he will play his attacking formation.Starting Saturday 4 home league wins this month and we are on target for the play-offs.Perhaps a couple of loan ins by the end of the month will help.
I wish I had your positive mindset.
[quote][p][bold]oksouthstander[/bold] wrote: Great News Oscar is a first class coach and pretty soon he will play his attacking formation.Starting Saturday 4 home league wins this month and we are on target for the play-offs.Perhaps a couple of loan ins by the end of the month will help.[/p][/quote]I wish I had your positive mindset. namgo49
  • Score: -1

3:10pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Singing Seagull, Indonesia says...

albion64 wrote:
Singing Seagull, Indonesia wrote:
Gooooooood. In Oscar we prosper... although we may have to rework that one after yesterday's announcement.

UTA!!
Right all you people who don't rate Oscar and keep telling us about it. let's see what happens if he goes. You'd soon realise what we would be missing. Get behind the man and see us fly. UTA
Hey, don't get at me! I was saying goooood, there hasn't been an approach! Unlike some, I think Oscar is a breath of fresh air. I don't mind at all that he keeps a low profile and just gets on with his job. Shame some other managers don't take a lead from him.

UTA!!
[quote][p][bold]albion64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Singing Seagull, Indonesia[/bold] wrote: Gooooooood. In Oscar we prosper... although we may have to rework that one after yesterday's announcement. UTA!![/p][/quote]Right all you people who don't rate Oscar and keep telling us about it. let's see what happens if he goes. You'd soon realise what we would be missing. Get behind the man and see us fly. UTA[/p][/quote]Hey, don't get at me! I was saying goooood, there hasn't been an approach! Unlike some, I think Oscar is a breath of fresh air. I don't mind at all that he keeps a low profile and just gets on with his job. Shame some other managers don't take a lead from him. UTA!! Singing Seagull, Indonesia
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