Walter Mazzarri is Watford’s new coach….

Watford have announced that former Inter Milan boss Walter Mazzarri will become head coach from 1 July after the departure of Quique Sanchez Flores. The 54-year-old Italian, who has also managed Sampdoria and Napoli, has signed a three-year contract at Vicarage Road. Spaniard Flores left after less than a year with the Premier League side. Watford finished 13th in a season where they also lost in the FA Cup semi-finals to Crystal Palace. Mazzarri is the Hornets’ eighth manager in the past four years. Watford’s chief executive Scott Duxbury told the club’s official website: “Walter has been the target of a number of approaches for his services, so we’re delighted to secure him as head coach here at Watford. “We’re thoroughly looking forward to working with such a highly regarded coach, with the progress and development of the club always remaining the highest priority.”

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