Garcia is the new manager at Italy’s AS Roma. The well-regarded tactician comes to Serie A after leading Lille from 2008-13. That tenure saw the French club finish in the top six of every year, including the Ligue 1 and French Cup-winning campaign of 2010-11.
Garcia has a keen eye for talent and ability to develop it, as former players Eden Hazard and Gervinho can attest, and his teams often play an attractive attacking style. Roma hopes his talents translate to the Italian game, as it looks to return to the Serie A elite and compete in Europe — sooner rather than later.