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Watford boss Garcia out of hospital after health scare

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Watford boss Oscar Garcia. Credit: PA

Watford boss Oscar Garcia has been released from hospital and could be back at the club later this week.

The 41-year-old Spaniard left hospital on Sunday, a week after he was admitted suffering from chest pains.

Garcia, who only took over at Vicarage Road three weeks ago, has since missed the Hornets' 1-0 win at Blackpool and Saturday's 1-1 draw against Bournemouth, which should have been his first home match in charge.

Watford would not put a time frame on his return on Saturday, but now say they hope he will be back on the training ground before next weekend's trip to Blackburn.

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Garcia looking forward to return

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Watford boss Garcia will be back in the dugout soon. Credit: PA

Watford boss Oscar Garcia is due to be released from hospital on Saturday and hopes to be back at work "very soon".

The Spaniard, 41, was admitted to hospital last Sunday after complaining of chest pains.

Writing in his programme notes ahead of Watford's home game against Bournemouth, he said: "You will be aware that I won't be at the match today, but I am hopeful that I will be returning to work very soon.

"One thing is for sure, I am certainly looking forward to being on a training pitch rather than sat in a hospital."

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Magath remains defiant despite another defeat

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Fulham's start to the season has been dismal. Credit: PA

Fulham manager Felix Magath remained defiant after seeing his side capitulate 5-3 at Nottingham Forest to remain rooted to the foot of the table.

Despite their sixth defeat in seven Sky Bet Championship outings, the German said: "I am completely confident in my job."

Magath saw his side come from two goals down to lead 3-2, only to concede three goals in the last 13 minutes as Forest reclaimed top spot.

"I don't think about my position. I just work with my team. They played very well and scored three times. We were very unlucky.

"I understand the fans' frustrations. I'm very sad we are bottom with one point. It is terrible for the players, myself and the supporters."

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