Walter Mazzarri has been named Watford’s new head coach.
The former Napoli and Inter boss has signed a three-year deal at Vicarage Road and will take over from Quique Sanchez Flores on July 1.
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Watford chief executive Scott Duxbury commented: “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.”
Mazzarri has been out of work since getting the sack after a spell in charge of Inter in November 2014.
The 54-year-old, who has never coached outside of his native Italy, had previously enjoyed successful spells with Sampdoria and Napoli.
Flores guided Watford to a 13th-placed finish in their first season back in the Premier League, but the club opted to activate a break clause in the Spaniard’s contract following a difference in opinion over their performance in 2015-16.