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Javi Gracia would be crazy to ditch Watford for Chelsea this summer

Javi Gracia would be crazy to ditch Watford for Chelsea this summer

While the end of Watford’s season was a disappointing one with that 6-0 thrashing in the FA Cup final to Manchester City epitomising that, it was still a very good campaign for the Hornets.

Overall, Javi Gracia did an excellent job, taking his side that far in the domestic cup while challenging for a Europa League spot in the Premier League.

And it appears Gracia’s work has not gone unnoticed, with ESPN reporting that Chelsea are eyeing up the Spaniard as a potential successor to Maurizio Sarri.

Gracia, though, would be wise to rebuff any advances that come his way from the west London club.

Sure, the Chelsea job has its appeal. Champions League football, the chance to work with better players, more money, the list goes on. But it is an unstable one. Gracia would be swapping security for a role he would probably not be able to hold onto for longer than six months.

As for Chelsea, do they really want to be hiring another manager who lacks that winning pedigree given how supporters took to the last one? Sarri has managed to deliver the club its sixth piece of European silverware, and there are still supporters who do not think he is worthy of the Stamford Bridge dugout.

For all involved, this potential move does not look like it will work out for anyone. Gracia should stay at Watford and Chelsea should simply look elsewhere.

Watford fans, do you think Gracia will still be at Vicarage Road next season if Chelsea come knocking? Let us know in the comment section below!

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