Mazzarri wants ‘Spain or Portugal’ next

Italian Coach Walter Mazzarri has hinted La Liga could be his next destination after announcing his departure from Watford after one season.

Most well-known for a four-year spell in charge of Napoli, the 55-year-old left his post at Vicarage Road only a third of the way into the three-year contract he signed last summer, but managed to guide the Hornets to safety.

Mazzarri referred to Spain several times during an interview with, stating ‘a language like Spanish is much easier for me to get to grips with’.

“Football is universal. If a Coach prepares his tactics, the physical fitness and other aspects, then he can do well in Spain, Italy or England. Watford were able to face down sides that were technically far superior to us because we did important tactical work and were organized,” he continued.

“I am tired after a demanding year, but it all depends on the offers you receive. If nothing came up that interested me, I wouldn’t mind having some time off.

“When I finished my last job in Italy, I felt that my motivation had peaked and that’s why I came to England. I needed a new challenge. Now I would like to go to Spain, Portugal or any other destination that motivates me. I like getting to know a new league.

“It doesn’t have to be a very big club, I’d rather just have a project that I know is mine.”

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