Watford name Walter Mazzarri as their new manager

The Italian replaces Quique Sánchez Flores as the boss as Vicarage Road

BY Robbie Dunne 13:05 Saturday 21 May 2016, 13:05 21 May 2016

Watford have name Walter Mazzarri as the man to replace Quique Sánchez Flores in the dugout next season.

The 54-year-old Italian managed Napoli for four years until 2013 when he took over at Inter Milan. He only last a year and a half as their manager, howeer, before being sacked midway through his second season with the club in ninth place.

Sanches Flores has overseen one of the most successul period in the club's historybut higher management and the Spanish manager decided recently that parting ways would be best for all parties involved. The former Atletico Madrid coach left the club having avoided relegation from the Premier League. That also reached the FA Cup semi-final before losing out to Crystal Palace at Wembley.

Mazzari takes over at Vicarage Road on a three-year deal.

"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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