Official: Watford appoint Quique

Watford have confirmed the appointment of Quique Sanchez Flores as their new Coach on a two-year contract.

The 50-year-old replaces former Hercules boss Slavisa Jokanovic at the helm and marks the Hertfordshire club’s sixth managerial appointment under the Pozzo family after Gianfranco Zola, Beppe Sannino, Oscar Garcia and Billy McKinlay.

Flores, who has experience of managing Getafe, Valencia and Atletico Madrid in La Liga, returned to El Geta in January and won three of his six matches, before resigning from the post following reported disagreements with the side’s board.

He will also be assisted by long-term collaborators Antonio Diaz and Alberto Giraldez, both of whom were most recently his right-hand men at Coliseum Alfonso Perez.

The Hornets are preparing for their first season in the Premier League since 2000 and have links with Granada, who survived relegation on the last day of 2014-15.

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