Watford have appointed former Brighton boss Oscar Garcia as their new head coach.

The Hornets moved quickly to appoint the 41-year-old, who spent a season with the Seagulls before departing in May, following the resignation of Beppe Sannino on Sunday.

A club statement read: "Watford Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Óscar Garcia as Head Coach, the Hornets having won the race against several high-profile English clubs to secure his services.

"Óscar's recent Championship experience, taking Brighton & Hove Albion into last season's Championship promotion Play-Offs, was a key factor in his appointment."