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Former Brighton Manager Linked To Hotseat

Another name thrown into the ring. This is getting silly now.

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Here's a fun little game to play as you sit, searching for ways to procrastinate. Think of a manager. Any manager. Is he out of work? If he is, put that name in the headline of a news story and file it under 'Reading FC Managers'.

Yes, since Steve Clarke's sacking Reading fans have been tormented by the good (Nigel Pearson), the bad (Alex McCleish), the old (Brian McDermott), and the new (Dennis Bergkamp). The fact of the matter is we simply don't know what's going on but there are rumours circulating that former Brighton boss is in the running for the post at the Madejski Stadium.

Gar-cia Soon?

Brian Owen, who works for The Argus in Brighton, has been tweeting the former Barcelona and Valencia midfielder is looking for a way back into management after overcoming his health problems that forced him to leave Watford last year.

Oscar Garcia is still only 42. In his short managerial career so far he has managed Barcelona's youth team, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Brighton and Watford.

In terms of his Championship record, it stands at 53 played for Brighton, 21 won, 16 drawn and 16 lost. That's a win percentage of 39%. He only managed four games for Brighton but ended that with 1 win, 2 draws and 1 loss. 25% win ratio, in case you're interested.

Is it likely? Probably. As a former Barcelona player he's sure to be considered a 'name' and has managed in the Championship before, so that's two boxes ticked. His record isn't great, but it's not awful either and at his age he can improve.

I'm glad it's not Gus Poyet who's linked. Yet.