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Walter Mazzarri leaving Watford job

July 26 2017, 06:39 | Van Peters

Walter Mazzarri leaving Watford job

Ranieri has odds slashed to takeover at Watford

So, with Mazzarri on his way out of Vicarage Road, a Premier League job has come available for those many managers now unemployed and looking for job, or indeed those in jobs but looking to move to the next level.

Watford's Italian head coach Walter Mazzarri gestures from the touchline during the EPL match between Chelsea and Watford at Stamford Bridge in London, May 15, 2017.

"We thank Walter and his staff for the contribution they have made to Watford Football Club over the past year", Duxbury told Sky Sports News HQ.

Mazzarri's fate was sealed in a meeting with the club's board on Wednesday afternoon.

Mazzarri also brought in midfielder Roberto Pereyra from Juventus for £11.2m - he made 13 appearances and scored twice but was also on the receiving end of a red card.

WATFORD could be in line for a player revolt if Walter Mazzarri stays on as manager next season.

Leicester's Premier League winning boss Claudio Ranieri and fellow Italian Roberto Mancini have been mentioned in the Vicarage Road corridors and are also being considered by trigger-happy owner Gino Pozzo.

The former Inter Milan and Napoli boss was at Watford for only 12 months.

Watford are likely to take their time as they bid to find the right mould of manager to replace Mazzarri. The 55-year-old enjoyed an impressive start to life at Crystal Palace, guiding them from relegation danger to 10th place in 2015 before leading them to a first FA Cup final since 1990.

Among the British bookmakers' favorites to take over from Mazzarri are Hull manager Marco Silva, whose team has just been relegated from the Premier League, and Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked by Leicester in February less than a year after guiding the unheralded team to the Premier League title.



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