Watford affirm left-field appointment of recent supervisor after sacking Ivic
Watford have introduced the appointment of Xisco Munoz as their new head coach – a day after sacking Vladimir Ivic.
Munoz, a former winger who helped Valencia to the double of the LaLiga title and UEFA Cup 16 years in the past, was described by the Hornets as having “an attacking philosophy to his teaching”.
The Spaniard joins the Sky Wager Championship facet following a interval as supervisor of Dinamo Tbilisi, who he ushered to the Georgian Premier League title earlier this yr.
Watford mentioned in an announcement on their web site: “Watford FC is happy to substantiate the appointment of Xisco Munoz as head coach.
“The 40-year-old Spaniard – with an attacking philosophy to his teaching – was most not too long ago supervisor at Dinamo Tbilisi, the place he guided the membership to a second successive Georgian league title in 2020.
“Munoz might be joined at Watford by Roberto Cuesta (assistant coach) and Jorge Abella (power and conditioning coach), whereas Antonello Brambilla – who was already on the membership – will transfer into the position of first-team goalkeeping coach.”
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Ivic was 4 months into his keep at Vicarage Street when Watford confirmed on Saturday night time that he can be leaving, only a few hours after a 2-0 defeat at Huddersfield.
Watford’s fourth defeat of the league season – which left them fifth within the desk – proved Ivic’s undoing, with the Hertfordshire membership’s ninth supervisor in 5 years the most recent to go away after a brief tenure.
The Serbian mentioned the rationale why Troy Deeney was an unused substitute on the John Smith’s Stadium – regardless of the striker scoring in his three earlier matches – was due to a “self-discipline concern”.
Watford defend Deeney
Hornets chairman Scott Duxbury issued a public defence of the membership captain earlier on Sunday, saying in an announcement: “No one on the membership is in any doubt over Troy’s excessive degree of professionalism in his work and any dealings with the teaching workers.
“As he’s admitted previously, Troy is fast to carry his fingers up when his conduct has fallen wanting the required commonplace however we’re fully glad as a membership that was not the case forward of the Huddersfield recreation.
“There might be no hangover from this. We should transfer on and Troy, as membership captain, will play a significant position in reaching our goals this season.”
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