Watford name Mazzarri as new boss

Walter Mazzarri

Walter Mazzarri was sacked by Inter in November 2014

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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