Watford fans have responded on Twitter to quotes from new coach Quique Sanchez Flores about retaking the job at Vicarage Road.
Flores became head coach for the second time at Watford on the weekend after Javi Gracia was sacked following a poor start to the season.
Speaking to the club website, the new manager spoke of how he couldn’t turn down this move.
He said: “It was a very easy decision. I’ve been a coach for 16 years and the time I spent in Watford I was really happy. It was a good experience and this experience was amazing. I loved the way the fans love football in England, the way they support and the way they respect rules in England and everything. The moment I left I was waiting for the moment to come back to England. I feel Watford is my home.
“You always think about how to recreate your best dream. To come back to Watford wasn’t exactly a plan but it was a possibility because of my memories and the happiness. I had good people around and an amazing feeling with fans. It was really easy to say ‘yes’.”
Flores takes over with the Hornets bottom of the Premier League after four matches, with the side losing three games and drawing one.
The new manager’s previous spell at Watford ended in 2016 after one season at the club where they finished 13th in the Premier League in their first season back at the big time. The club also reached the semi-final of the FA Cup, where they lost to Crystal Palace.
Since leaving the club, the 54-year-old managed Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League and coached Espanyol to eighth in La Liga, before he was sacked the season afterwards.
Gracia took Watford to 11th in the Premier League last season and also got them to the FA Cup Final, where they got thumped 6-0 by Manchester City.
Watford fans gave a mixed response to the Tweet, with some people still clearly unhappy about Gracia’s sacking and others suggesting they are looking forward to having Flores back.
Here are some of the responses below…
I think you’re all being a bit harsh. Yes to money blah blah blah but his comments come across as genuine and realistic. I’ve always thought he was a top bloke too and this interview doesn’t change that view.
— Andrew Hornet (@AndrewHornet77) September 11, 2019
….errrrr what else is he going to say? … Naaa didn’t fancy it but got a few months free and thought I’d pop back to London for a bit of a break from the missus- I don’t think that would have come across that well – all the best
— Allan Smart (@AllanSmart7) September 11, 2019
Really good memories *holebas enters the room*
— Herbie Wacholder (@Harambeherb) September 11, 2019
— Figs Jackman (@figsjackman) September 11, 2019
Rather have dull football than play the 2-6-2 Gracia was using and getting ripped apart every week.
— Kieren Rees (@kieren_rees) September 11, 2019
Ok honeymoon period over Mr Flores. Let’s get this rif raf back into shape and let’s see some performances we expect. I did not say “results” and “ hope”. If we can simply see something that would be a great start #watfordfc
— Mark Levy (@marklevy9) September 11, 2019
Watford fans, what do you think? Happy with the appointment or do you wish Gracia was still at the helm? Let us know in the comments section below.
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