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Joint Watford, Granada and Udinese owner Gino Pozzo moving to England
Joint Hornets owner Gino Pozzo is set to move to England, the Watford Observer understands.
Watford became the third Pozzo-owned club in the summer, following on from Italian side Udinese, who Giampaolo Pozzo bought in the 1980s, and La Liga outfit Granada, who were purchased three years ago.
Giampaolo's son Gino is understood to be the more hands-on member of the family when it comes to Granada and Watford and we understand he plans to move to England next summer and is already house hunting and looking for schools in the area for his children.
Gino Pozzo has a Spanish wife and has lived in Barcelona for several years due to business interests outside of football.
In other off-the-field news, we understand the club has appointed two new office-based members of staff.
Leyton Orient's commercial manager Chris Pope is understood to be joining the Hornets next week and Alan McTavish, who was with Glasgow Rangers, is already working for the club.
Watford made commercial director Raj Athwal and head of marketing Leigh Brooks redundant at the end of August.
We understand the club have restructured the way their commercial and sales departments will operate.
Athwal was in charge of several departments such as ticket sales, retail and hospitality, whereas now McTavish is the ‘head of partnerships’ and will be asked to sell the 'brand' of Watford to bigger companies. Pope will be in charge of the other areas such as ticket sales and the corporate boxes