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Watford appoint Quique Flores

SoccerNews in English Premier League 5 Jun 2015

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Watford have turned to Quique Flores as the man to take over as head coach as they prepare to return to the Premier League.

The 50-year-old Spaniard has been out of work since ending a short second spell in charge of Getafe in February, but is now set for his first experience of working in England.

Flores has signed a two-year contract to replace Slavisa Jokanovic, who secured automatic promotion from the Championship in his first season at the club but departed after failing to agree a new contract.

Former Atletico Madrid, Valencia and Benfica coach Flores is the fifth man to take charge at Vicarage Road in just over nine months.

The ex-Spain international will be assisted by Alberto Diaz and Antonio Carlavilla, with Dean Austin staying on in the coaching set-up.

Flores won the UEFA Europa League in his first season in charge of Atletico and faces the task of trying to ensure Watford find their feet in the Premier League.

The vastly-experienced Flores has also spent time at the helm of Al Ain and Al Ahli Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

 

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