Saturday, April 30, 2001

A Watford board meeting ratified the appointment of former Italian international and Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli in succession to the departing Graham Taylor.

In justifying the implied expenditure, director Brian Anderson asserted that: "We are never going to risk bankrupting this club. We have done our sums."

Reproduced by kind permission of Matt Rowson from his book, Watford FC On This Day