Isaac Success, Dele-Bashiru Get Another Coach

Watford striker, Isaac Success and midfielder, Tom Dele-Bashiru will be playing under the tactical instructions of a new coach after the international break, as The Hornets’ management have announced the return of their former gaffer, Quique Sanchez Flores following the sacking of Javi Gracia just five matches into the season.

Success will aim to do better under the man he played for on arrival at Vicarage Road, while Dele-Bashiru will have to adjust in the absence of the man who bought him from Manchester City, as Gracia departed after leading Watford to just one win in their last ten matches.

The Nigerian duo and their colleagues will also aim forbetter trappings under their returnee gaffer, after suffering a paltry run that stretched back to April, as The Hornets took just one point from their first four Premier League matches this season and sit bottom of the table.

In his place, there is now the second coming of Flores, who has also coached Valencia and Benfica, and led Atletico Madrid to Europa League and European Super Cup glory.

The 54-year-old Spaniard returns to Vicarage Road after coaching the Hornets during the 2015/16 season, leading them to a 13th-placed finish and the FA Cup semi-finals before moving to Espanyol.

He remained with the La Liga side for nearly two years before a brief spell in China with Shanghai Shenhua, which ended in July.

However, Watford chairman, Scott Duxbury said they cannot forget that last season Gracia took the team to an 11th-placed finish – their best ever in the Premier League – as well as helping them to their second ever FA Cup final in their history.

Duxbury said: “Javi has represented Watford with great dignity and will always be deserving of our fullest respect for his achievements.”


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