Alfredo Sebastiani reportedly set for Watford coaching role - with reports claiming approach was made prior to Gianfranco Zola's departure

Watford Observer: Reports from Sudtriol claim Alfredo Sebastiani was approached prior to Gianfranco Zola's resignation. Picture: Action Images Reports from Sudtriol claim Alfredo Sebastiani was approached prior to Gianfranco Zola's resignation. Picture: Action Images

It has been reported that Alfredo Sebastiani will join Watford’s coaching staff – with claims the approach was made last week prior to Gianfranco Zola’s departure.

Sebastiani was youth team coach at FC Sudtirol, who play in Lega Pro, the third tier of Italian football.

The 48-year-old worked for FC Sudtirol for 16 years and is a club legend having helped the side secure promotion during the 2009/10 season whilst head coach.

Giuseppe Sannino, who tonight met Watford owner Gino Pozzo and other senior members of staff regarding the vacant head coach role, spent two years working alongside Sebastiani at FC Sudtriol more than a decade ago.

The Sport News website in Suditriol reports Sebastiani was approached about becoming Watford’s assistant head coach on Thursday – four days before Zola handed in his resignation.

FC Sudtriol confirmed Sebastiani was leaving the club by mutual consent today but did not state where he was heading.

However, Sport News says he is Watford-bound and quoted Sebastiani as saying (via a translation site): "It took me a day to think about it. Afterwards I agreed. Such opportunities you get only once in life.

“Of course, I'm sorry that I have to leave a club like FC Sudtirol. Everything I've built. But working abroad has always been my dream.”

Sannino confirmed he was set for talks with Watford earlier today. Read more here.

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12:10am Wed 18 Dec 13

Dino1982 says...

Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving.

Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions.

Bit confusing and worrying.
Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving. Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions. Bit confusing and worrying. Dino1982

12:28am Wed 18 Dec 13

CLHornet says...

If its true and hes coming then welcome to Watford.
If its true and hes coming then welcome to Watford. CLHornet

12:32am Wed 18 Dec 13

holtonian says...

Surely would be new managers choice.
Surely would be new managers choice. holtonian

12:45am Wed 18 Dec 13

Bush Hornet says...

Dino1982 wrote:
Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving.

Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions.

Bit confusing and worrying.
Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.
[quote][p][bold]Dino1982[/bold] wrote: Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving. Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions. Bit confusing and worrying.[/p][/quote]Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager. Bush Hornet

1:42am Wed 18 Dec 13

Sydneyhornet says...

Maybe the only thing that Zola needed to think about over night was should I resign or be fired?

In other words, did the Pozzos not know in their minds that Zola had till X date to work it out or otherwise leave. If last weekend was that date you'd hope the owners have a plan, it looks like they do.
Maybe the only thing that Zola needed to think about over night was should I resign or be fired? In other words, did the Pozzos not know in their minds that Zola had till X date to work it out or otherwise leave. If last weekend was that date you'd hope the owners have a plan, it looks like they do. Sydneyhornet

7:42am Wed 18 Dec 13

SAHornet says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Dino1982 wrote:
Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving.

Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions.

Bit confusing and worrying.
Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.
Agree with you 100% BH. Could well have been that The Pozzo's were going to bring this chap in to help GZ. We all said he needed an experienced 2IC and this guy seems to be experienced, albeit not in The Champ. If that's the case and I agree that it's speculation, doesn't it show that The Pozzo's are making the correct decisions for this club? The only possible criticism is that it's possibly a decision made a little too late. Anyway, for what it's worth, I'm all for it.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino1982[/bold] wrote: Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving. Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions. Bit confusing and worrying.[/p][/quote]Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.[/p][/quote]Agree with you 100% BH. Could well have been that The Pozzo's were going to bring this chap in to help GZ. We all said he needed an experienced 2IC and this guy seems to be experienced, albeit not in The Champ. If that's the case and I agree that it's speculation, doesn't it show that The Pozzo's are making the correct decisions for this club? The only possible criticism is that it's possibly a decision made a little too late. Anyway, for what it's worth, I'm all for it. SAHornet

8:06am Wed 18 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

Another italian with zero knowledge of the English game and no idea how competetive the English second tier is. This guy has coached in the Italian third tier! Almost our Sunday league standard.. Some of you people would be happy if we brought in Ronald McDonald as manager i'm sure...
Another italian with zero knowledge of the English game and no idea how competetive the English second tier is. This guy has coached in the Italian third tier! Almost our Sunday league standard.. Some of you people would be happy if we brought in Ronald McDonald as manager i'm sure... andyandyandy

8:15am Wed 18 Dec 13

#luvreadingthesamemuppetscommentingasexperts says...

andyandyandy wrote:
Another italian with zero knowledge of the English game and no idea how competetive the English second tier is. This guy has coached in the Italian third tier! Almost our Sunday league standard.. Some of you people would be happy if we brought in Ronald McDonald as manager i'm sure...
Move on nothing to read here!
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: Another italian with zero knowledge of the English game and no idea how competetive the English second tier is. This guy has coached in the Italian third tier! Almost our Sunday league standard.. Some of you people would be happy if we brought in Ronald McDonald as manager i'm sure...[/p][/quote]Move on nothing to read here! #luvreadingthesamemuppetscommentingasexperts

9:13am Wed 18 Dec 13

grahamwfc says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Dino1982 wrote:
Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving.

Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions.

Bit confusing and worrying.
Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.
Or Sannino had already said last week who he wanted as his #2 ....................
his old mate from Sunday League football.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino1982[/bold] wrote: Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving. Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions. Bit confusing and worrying.[/p][/quote]Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.[/p][/quote]Or Sannino had already said last week who he wanted as his #2 .................... his old mate from Sunday League football. grahamwfc

9:25am Wed 18 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

The club just seems that bit more distant this week than last. An Italian coach and #2 we'd never heard of until a few days ago, who know nothing of the championship but would "like the challenge of working overseas". Can these 2 really be the choice of the UK exec team ? We just feel a little more like a small overseas subsidiary of an Italian multinational this week. With GFZ we had this superstar gentleman with happy smiling face (not so much recently admittedly) and warmth towards the supporters. Obviously we judge these guys on what they deliver but it feels less like our club today and I feel less confident today that results will improve than I did with GFZ at the helm....
The club just seems that bit more distant this week than last. An Italian coach and #2 we'd never heard of until a few days ago, who know nothing of the championship but would "like the challenge of working overseas". Can these 2 really be the choice of the UK exec team ? We just feel a little more like a small overseas subsidiary of an Italian multinational this week. With GFZ we had this superstar gentleman with happy smiling face (not so much recently admittedly) and warmth towards the supporters. Obviously we judge these guys on what they deliver but it feels less like our club today and I feel less confident today that results will improve than I did with GFZ at the helm.... Mickey Quinn, not so thin

9:34am Wed 18 Dec 13

warren502 says...

Well, The Pozzo's are an experienced footballing family and have been successful so they know what they are doing, and I think it is far better for the club if they bring in someone the players can relate to, rather than an experienced championship coach who they can't relate to and then wants to change everything. So I am looking forward to the change.......
Well, The Pozzo's are an experienced footballing family and have been successful so they know what they are doing, and I think it is far better for the club if they bring in someone the players can relate to, rather than an experienced championship coach who they can't relate to and then wants to change everything. So I am looking forward to the change....... warren502

9:41am Wed 18 Dec 13

jasonwatford says...

Football is a worldwide business and now we have the eyes and ears on the world that we hadn't had before. According to most of you when we employed a youth team manager and coach called Aidy Boothroyd who none of us had heard of we must have been mad but he did alright for his time. Steve Clarke had been at Chelsea then West Ham and West Brom and Liverpool for years and he thinks he will get another job as a manager or assistant at a very big club so why would he accept a lower wage and drop division when he has years in front of him ?? Di Matteo is a best friend of Zola and when football is in your blood he comes to watch his best mate's team and be involved within the football world.....He has won the champions league and as we all know being paid massive amounts each week by Chelsea until next summer.....Why would he leave that and sign for Watford ?? He will be in massive demand in the summer from massive teams and yet people on here saying they want him to join us because he has been watching football at the vic. So lets get real here for a minute , this guy if you talk to Italian football people is respected and he will bring with him people that want to come here and people he will feel safe and confident in. So lets just give it a go....If it don't work out the pozzo will act if it does some people on here will look a bit stupid.......again
Football is a worldwide business and now we have the eyes and ears on the world that we hadn't had before. According to most of you when we employed a youth team manager and coach called Aidy Boothroyd who none of us had heard of we must have been mad but he did alright for his time. Steve Clarke had been at Chelsea then West Ham and West Brom and Liverpool for years and he thinks he will get another job as a manager or assistant at a very big club so why would he accept a lower wage and drop division when he has years in front of him ?? Di Matteo is a best friend of Zola and when football is in your blood he comes to watch his best mate's team and be involved within the football world.....He has won the champions league and as we all know being paid massive amounts each week by Chelsea until next summer.....Why would he leave that and sign for Watford ?? He will be in massive demand in the summer from massive teams and yet people on here saying they want him to join us because he has been watching football at the vic. So lets get real here for a minute , this guy if you talk to Italian football people is respected and he will bring with him people that want to come here and people he will feel safe and confident in. So lets just give it a go....If it don't work out the pozzo will act if it does some people on here will look a bit stupid.......again jasonwatford

9:47am Wed 18 Dec 13

endean2 says...

Interesting indeed

so who will be picking the team for Saturday?
normally there is an interim person in place, but is this him?
Oh for 3 points on Saturday
Interesting indeed so who will be picking the team for Saturday? normally there is an interim person in place, but is this him? Oh for 3 points on Saturday endean2

9:51am Wed 18 Dec 13

llloydwithathirdl says...

Had anyone heard of...

Matej Vyda
Almen Abdi
Gabi Angella
Joel Elstrand
Nathaniel Chalobah
Cristian Battachio
Fernando Forestieri
Javier Acuna
Danny Pudil
Marco Faraoni
Diego Fabbrini
Ickechi Anya
Alex Geijo
Iriney
Marco Cassetti
Essaid Belkalem

... before the Pozzos brought them in?

We're not experts in football, the people who run our club thankfully are. Let them get on with it, and who knows, things might just turn out ok.
Had anyone heard of... Matej Vyda Almen Abdi Gabi Angella Joel Elstrand Nathaniel Chalobah Cristian Battachio Fernando Forestieri Javier Acuna Danny Pudil Marco Faraoni Diego Fabbrini Ickechi Anya Alex Geijo Iriney Marco Cassetti Essaid Belkalem ... before the Pozzos brought them in? We're not experts in football, the people who run our club thankfully are. Let them get on with it, and who knows, things might just turn out ok. llloydwithathirdl

9:52am Wed 18 Dec 13

llloydwithathirdl says...

endean2 wrote:
Interesting indeed

so who will be picking the team for Saturday?
normally there is an interim person in place, but is this him?
Oh for 3 points on Saturday
think we'll have a new manager by the end of the day! Guess he'll be in charge.
[quote][p][bold]endean2[/bold] wrote: Interesting indeed so who will be picking the team for Saturday? normally there is an interim person in place, but is this him? Oh for 3 points on Saturday[/p][/quote]think we'll have a new manager by the end of the day! Guess he'll be in charge. llloydwithathirdl

10:14am Wed 18 Dec 13

Colin West's mullet says...

Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The club just seems that bit more distant this week than last. An Italian coach and #2 we'd never heard of until a few days ago, who know nothing of the championship but would "like the challenge of working overseas". Can these 2 really be the choice of the UK exec team ? We just feel a little more like a small overseas subsidiary of an Italian multinational this week. With GFZ we had this superstar gentleman with happy smiling face (not so much recently admittedly) and warmth towards the supporters. Obviously we judge these guys on what they deliver but it feels less like our club today and I feel less confident today that results will improve than I did with GFZ at the helm....
with all due respect to GFZ, with the squad we have even Hope Powell could turn things around. As sad as I am about him having to go, pretty much anyone should be able to bring about an improvement in our truly awful form.
[quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: The club just seems that bit more distant this week than last. An Italian coach and #2 we'd never heard of until a few days ago, who know nothing of the championship but would "like the challenge of working overseas". Can these 2 really be the choice of the UK exec team ? We just feel a little more like a small overseas subsidiary of an Italian multinational this week. With GFZ we had this superstar gentleman with happy smiling face (not so much recently admittedly) and warmth towards the supporters. Obviously we judge these guys on what they deliver but it feels less like our club today and I feel less confident today that results will improve than I did with GFZ at the helm....[/p][/quote]with all due respect to GFZ, with the squad we have even Hope Powell could turn things around. As sad as I am about him having to go, pretty much anyone should be able to bring about an improvement in our truly awful form. Colin West's mullet

10:14am Wed 18 Dec 13

Dino1982 says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Dino1982 wrote:
Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving.

Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions.

Bit confusing and worrying.
Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.
Fair point. I am just a bit worried about what was going on thats all.

Welcome and back someone new to the club.

Clearly the guy Zola bought in this year wasn't up to scratch.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino1982[/bold] wrote: Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving. Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions. Bit confusing and worrying.[/p][/quote]Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.[/p][/quote]Fair point. I am just a bit worried about what was going on thats all. Welcome and back someone new to the club. Clearly the guy Zola bought in this year wasn't up to scratch. Dino1982

10:15am Wed 18 Dec 13

watfordrick says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Dino1982 wrote:
Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving.

Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions.

Bit confusing and worrying.
Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.
Looks a quality coach in the lower Leagues of Italian football. The different way you mentioned means a coach is picked not for being a good coach but being a good mate of the owners.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino1982[/bold] wrote: Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving. Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions. Bit confusing and worrying.[/p][/quote]Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.[/p][/quote]Looks a quality coach in the lower Leagues of Italian football. The different way you mentioned means a coach is picked not for being a good coach but being a good mate of the owners. watfordrick

10:15am Wed 18 Dec 13

watfordrick says...

Bush Hornet wrote:
Dino1982 wrote:
Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving.

Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions.

Bit confusing and worrying.
Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.
Looks a quality coach in the lower Leagues of Italian football. The different way you mentioned means a coach is picked not for being a good coach but being a good mate of the owners.
[quote][p][bold]Bush Hornet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dino1982[/bold] wrote: Perhaps may have had something to do with Zola leaving. Maybe it was a move which Zola wasn't happy about, which means somethings are not down to the manager as with player decisions. Bit confusing and worrying.[/p][/quote]Not worrying at all Dino. We all knew Zola needed a new assistant. This appt will be a breath of fresh air around the place while decisions about a new manager are made. The guy looks like a quality coach. I'm happy about the decision. Compare it to the all too familiar scenario in English club football where a new manager comes in and brings a whole new entourage. This is just a different way. It means a coach is hand picked for being a good coach rather than primarily being a good mate of the new manager.[/p][/quote]Looks a quality coach in the lower Leagues of Italian football. The different way you mentioned means a coach is picked not for being a good coach but being a good mate of the owners. watfordrick

10:18am Wed 18 Dec 13

watfordrick says...

llloydwithathirdl wrote:
Had anyone heard of...

Matej Vyda
Almen Abdi
Gabi Angella
Joel Elstrand
Nathaniel Chalobah
Cristian Battachio
Fernando Forestieri
Javier Acuna
Danny Pudil
Marco Faraoni
Diego Fabbrini
Ickechi Anya
Alex Geijo
Iriney
Marco Cassetti
Essaid Belkalem

... before the Pozzos brought them in?

We're not experts in football, the people who run our club thankfully are. Let them get on with it, and who knows, things might just turn out ok.
Yeah so expert they brought in Zola who had one way of playing football in the Championship and had failed at West Ham.
[quote][p][bold]llloydwithathirdl[/bold] wrote: Had anyone heard of... Matej Vyda Almen Abdi Gabi Angella Joel Elstrand Nathaniel Chalobah Cristian Battachio Fernando Forestieri Javier Acuna Danny Pudil Marco Faraoni Diego Fabbrini Ickechi Anya Alex Geijo Iriney Marco Cassetti Essaid Belkalem ... before the Pozzos brought them in? We're not experts in football, the people who run our club thankfully are. Let them get on with it, and who knows, things might just turn out ok.[/p][/quote]Yeah so expert they brought in Zola who had one way of playing football in the Championship and had failed at West Ham. watfordrick

10:26am Wed 18 Dec 13

Mickey Quinn, not so thin says...

Colin West's mullet wrote:
Mickey Quinn, not so thin wrote:
The club just seems that bit more distant this week than last. An Italian coach and #2 we'd never heard of until a few days ago, who know nothing of the championship but would "like the challenge of working overseas". Can these 2 really be the choice of the UK exec team ? We just feel a little more like a small overseas subsidiary of an Italian multinational this week. With GFZ we had this superstar gentleman with happy smiling face (not so much recently admittedly) and warmth towards the supporters. Obviously we judge these guys on what they deliver but it feels less like our club today and I feel less confident today that results will improve than I did with GFZ at the helm....
with all due respect to GFZ, with the squad we have even Hope Powell could turn things around. As sad as I am about him having to go, pretty much anyone should be able to bring about an improvement in our truly awful form.
Do you really think our squad is that good this year ? Good enough to be top 6 ? Why ? Skilful yes but no end product and can that really all be GFZs fault ? Will be interesting to see how successful these guys are in turning things around....and clearly I hope you're right !
[quote][p][bold]Colin West's mullet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mickey Quinn, not so thin[/bold] wrote: The club just seems that bit more distant this week than last. An Italian coach and #2 we'd never heard of until a few days ago, who know nothing of the championship but would "like the challenge of working overseas". Can these 2 really be the choice of the UK exec team ? We just feel a little more like a small overseas subsidiary of an Italian multinational this week. With GFZ we had this superstar gentleman with happy smiling face (not so much recently admittedly) and warmth towards the supporters. Obviously we judge these guys on what they deliver but it feels less like our club today and I feel less confident today that results will improve than I did with GFZ at the helm....[/p][/quote]with all due respect to GFZ, with the squad we have even Hope Powell could turn things around. As sad as I am about him having to go, pretty much anyone should be able to bring about an improvement in our truly awful form.[/p][/quote]Do you really think our squad is that good this year ? Good enough to be top 6 ? Why ? Skilful yes but no end product and can that really all be GFZs fault ? Will be interesting to see how successful these guys are in turning things around....and clearly I hope you're right ! Mickey Quinn, not so thin

10:32am Wed 18 Dec 13

MUSTOITALIA says...

Hey guys I have not posted for a while but I read every comment on every story and I must say it saddens me to see the way people are towards each other. We come here because we share a common interest and that is Watford we are all entitled to our own opinions some think with logic and others think with emotions it doesn't make some one a "tool" "Idiot" or any other insulting comment. I believe Zola had to go but did hope he would have been supported and given a good No2 that was not the case and we are moving on. Judge as you will but if you was the Pozzo's and put millions into an investment you would hire some one you trust to succeed with a good knowledge of how to fix the problems we have and the ability to interact the Italian players and set up we already have. Championship experience im sure we would all prefer but we need a good problem solver and im sure these two are the guys to do it. Have faith all we need to do is add steel to midfield shore up the defence and get another striker I don't have championship experience but im pretty sure that would solve the problems highlighted by our current failings in the league.
Hey guys I have not posted for a while but I read every comment on every story and I must say it saddens me to see the way people are towards each other. We come here because we share a common interest and that is Watford we are all entitled to our own opinions some think with logic and others think with emotions it doesn't make some one a "tool" "Idiot" or any other insulting comment. I believe Zola had to go but did hope he would have been supported and given a good No2 that was not the case and we are moving on. Judge as you will but if you was the Pozzo's and put millions into an investment you would hire some one you trust to succeed with a good knowledge of how to fix the problems we have and the ability to interact the Italian players and set up we already have. Championship experience im sure we would all prefer but we need a good problem solver and im sure these two are the guys to do it. Have faith all we need to do is add steel to midfield shore up the defence and get another striker I don't have championship experience but im pretty sure that would solve the problems highlighted by our current failings in the league. MUSTOITALIA

10:32am Wed 18 Dec 13

Hayes boyyyy says...

I haven't posted on here because I'm fairly sad to see gianfranco go because not a lot needed changing! Just bit of shaking up at the back and upfront! Formations wasn't all the best at times either but one thing I can't stop thinking about was there something else going on behind the scenes for zola departure to happen e.g players arguing, nani and zola fallen out maybe or zola given little time to turn it round. I think this new guy will actually be very good next season when he settled down but we all need to support him and he must learn English and dedicate time and passion to the fans and the club.
I haven't posted on here because I'm fairly sad to see gianfranco go because not a lot needed changing! Just bit of shaking up at the back and upfront! Formations wasn't all the best at times either but one thing I can't stop thinking about was there something else going on behind the scenes for zola departure to happen e.g players arguing, nani and zola fallen out maybe or zola given little time to turn it round. I think this new guy will actually be very good next season when he settled down but we all need to support him and he must learn English and dedicate time and passion to the fans and the club. Hayes boyyyy

2:40pm Wed 18 Dec 13

stevyweavy says...

andyandyandy wrote:
Another italian with zero knowledge of the English game and no idea how competetive the English second tier is. This guy has coached in the Italian third tier! Almost our Sunday league standard.. Some of you people would be happy if we brought in Ronald McDonald as manager i'm sure...
Is Ronald available?
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: Another italian with zero knowledge of the English game and no idea how competetive the English second tier is. This guy has coached in the Italian third tier! Almost our Sunday league standard.. Some of you people would be happy if we brought in Ronald McDonald as manager i'm sure...[/p][/quote]Is Ronald available? stevyweavy

4:35pm Wed 18 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

warren502 wrote:
Well, The Pozzo's are an experienced footballing family and have been successful so they know what they are doing, and I think it is far better for the club if they bring in someone the players can relate to, rather than an experienced championship coach who they can't relate to and then wants to change everything. So I am looking forward to the change.......
I agree, if the Pozzos know a lot about Italian football and not much about English football it makes sense for them to use that knowledge when choosing our next coach. I am sure this has stood them in good stead in the past.
Now let's get behind the new coaching staff to turn around our poor current form and start moving up the table. COYGB's
[quote][p][bold]warren502[/bold] wrote: Well, The Pozzo's are an experienced footballing family and have been successful so they know what they are doing, and I think it is far better for the club if they bring in someone the players can relate to, rather than an experienced championship coach who they can't relate to and then wants to change everything. So I am looking forward to the change.......[/p][/quote]I agree, if the Pozzos know a lot about Italian football and not much about English football it makes sense for them to use that knowledge when choosing our next coach. I am sure this has stood them in good stead in the past. Now let's get behind the new coaching staff to turn around our poor current form and start moving up the table. COYGB's abbotshornet

4:58pm Wed 18 Dec 13

abbotshornet says...

MUSTOITALIA wrote:
Hey guys I have not posted for a while but I read every comment on every story and I must say it saddens me to see the way people are towards each other. We come here because we share a common interest and that is Watford we are all entitled to our own opinions some think with logic and others think with emotions it doesn't make some one a "tool" "Idiot" or any other insulting comment. I believe Zola had to go but did hope he would have been supported and given a good No2 that was not the case and we are moving on. Judge as you will but if you was the Pozzo's and put millions into an investment you would hire some one you trust to succeed with a good knowledge of how to fix the problems we have and the ability to interact the Italian players and set up we already have. Championship experience im sure we would all prefer but we need a good problem solver and im sure these two are the guys to do it. Have faith all we need to do is add steel to midfield shore up the defence and get another striker I don't have championship experience but im pretty sure that would solve the problems highlighted by our current failings in the league.
This guy seems to know a lot more than people outside of Italy do about the new coaches, so I will bow to his superior knowledge.
Nobody is saying that 2nd or 3rd tier football in Italy is a better quality than our Championship, however basic principals remain the same, if these new coaches get to play with better players (which I would like to think that have), they should be able to do a good job at Watford.
The new coaches have a few games to assess where we are at the moment, then if there are glaring areas where we need improvement there is the January transfer window when we can hopefully bring in a striker or three. COYGB's
[quote][p][bold]MUSTOITALIA[/bold] wrote: Hey guys I have not posted for a while but I read every comment on every story and I must say it saddens me to see the way people are towards each other. We come here because we share a common interest and that is Watford we are all entitled to our own opinions some think with logic and others think with emotions it doesn't make some one a "tool" "Idiot" or any other insulting comment. I believe Zola had to go but did hope he would have been supported and given a good No2 that was not the case and we are moving on. Judge as you will but if you was the Pozzo's and put millions into an investment you would hire some one you trust to succeed with a good knowledge of how to fix the problems we have and the ability to interact the Italian players and set up we already have. Championship experience im sure we would all prefer but we need a good problem solver and im sure these two are the guys to do it. Have faith all we need to do is add steel to midfield shore up the defence and get another striker I don't have championship experience but im pretty sure that would solve the problems highlighted by our current failings in the league.[/p][/quote]This guy seems to know a lot more than people outside of Italy do about the new coaches, so I will bow to his superior knowledge. Nobody is saying that 2nd or 3rd tier football in Italy is a better quality than our Championship, however basic principals remain the same, if these new coaches get to play with better players (which I would like to think that have), they should be able to do a good job at Watford. The new coaches have a few games to assess where we are at the moment, then if there are glaring areas where we need improvement there is the January transfer window when we can hopefully bring in a striker or three. COYGB's abbotshornet

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