Watford head coach Beppe Sannino played down the apparent animosity between the team's benches during the Hornets' 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.

Sannino and Cherries boss Eddie Howe appeared to argue about the way some of the Watford players were acting in the latter stages of the game.

Howe said there was "a lot of aggro" between the teams' coaching staff but Sannino made light of the Bournemouth manager's comments.

"I'm always focusing on the game," he said. "I think both coaches sometimes showed the desire to be on the pitch and maybe we got too close sometimes but that can happen.

He added with a smile on his face: "I sometimes jump into the other technical area but only to speak with my players."

The colourful Italian has been known to adopt an unusual dress code on the touchline so far this season, matching a smart black suit with a pair of football boots.

We asked him why, given the muddy conditions at Bournemouth, he had ditched the boots in favour of a smarter pair of black trainers.

"It's a problem - I blame the kitman" he joked.

"It's because it was muddy and with these shoes I can be a bit higher and get a better view - with football boots I sink into the grass."