The Malaga-based club manager had been coaching one of the youth teams, but he died on Sunday afternoon, just a few days after testing positive for the disease. Garcia belonged to the risk group, since he had previous health problems.
A short time ago, he had been diagnosed with leukaemia and could not overcome the infection caused by the coronavirus.
Now what do we do without you, Francis? You were always there with us at Portada or wherever you were needed, helping out. How can we keep covering all those kilometres in the league?
We don’t know how, but we will surely do it for you. We will not forget you, rest in peace, phenomenon. Until forever.Atletico Portada Alta – Statement
Garcia became the seventh person to die in Andalusia, recorded up to this past Sunday.
Atletico Portada Alta released an official statement via social media following Garcia’s death, which reads: “We want to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends and close friends of our coach Francisco García who has left us, unfortunately, today .