EPL: Watford Appoints New Boss After Sacking Ex-Manager
English Premier League side Watford has announced the appointment of former manager Quique Sanchez Flores.
Naija News reports that the Hornets had earlier confirmed the departure of Javi Garcia, after a poor start to the 2019/2020 EPL season.
In a statement on its website on Saturday evening, Watford said: “Watford FC announces the appointment of Quique Sánchez Flores as the club’s new Head Coach.
“The 54-year-old returns to Vicarage Road, having guided Watford to a comfortable mid-table finish during the 2015/16 campaign – the club’s first season back in the Premier League.
“He also led Watford to the semi-finals of the FA Cup during his year at the helm.
“After leaving England, Sánchez Flores took Espanyol to an eighth-place finish in La Liga and also had a spell in China with Shanghai Shenhua.
“In 2010, the former Spain international led Atlético Madrid to Europa League glory as well as the club’s first Copa del Rey final in more than 10 years, later lifting the UEFA Super Cup in a period of huge success at the Vicente Calderón Stadium.
“Sánchez Flores has also coached Getafe and Valencia – achieving third and fourth-place La Liga finishes with the latter – as well as Portuguese side Benfica and United Arab Emirates outfits Al Ahli and Al Ain.”