In England it is common for managers to bring a host of coaches with them when they are hired. At the very least most demand an assistant, a right-hand man, someone they trust implicitly. But for Slavisa Jokanovic he arrived at Watford alone, however, the Serbian has no complaints.

The Golden Boys use a continental 'model'. The idea is that if a head coach needs to be replaced then the majority of the staff remain. It is designed to reduce upheaval, to retain stability.

When Oscar Garcia stunned the club by resigning due to a heart problem in late-September, his assistant coaches Ruben Martinez and Javier Pereira remained under Billy McKinlay and then Jokanovic. Some of the other backroom staff have been at the club since the Pozzo takeover. Some even earlier.

It is a model which Jokanovic is happy with.

"Ruben and Javier may not have been my choices but if you ask me ‘are you happy with them?’ Then yes I am really happy to be working with them," Jokanovic said prior to the win over Blackpool. "They are very prepared people and Watford made a good choice."

Jokanovic was able to hire his own man three weeks ago in Dean Austin. The Hornets' hierarchy and Jokanovic were keen to recruit a British coach to compliment their foreign contingent and after missing out on Golden Boys legend Nigel Gibbs, the club recommended a number of potential candidates to their head coach.

Jokanovic met with a few of the potential additions and spoke to some of his friends in football - including Austin's former Crystal Palace team-mate Gordan Petrić - to discuss the appointment before opting for the former Tottenham Hotspur defender, who spent time in Watford's academy before being released and was also assistant manager at Vicarage Road under Brendan Rodgers.

Jokanovic said: "I spoke with some people who could have held this position and I spoke with Dean Austin and I believe he is a good option for us and he fits the profile of what we need. I expect that he can help us.

"I knew of him because one of my friends (Petrić) used to play with him at Crystal Palace but I met him for the first time here at Watford.

"I spoke with him and explained what I needed and he understood that perfectly and started working. Step-by-step he can offer us more help."

So the staff is now complete. But which coach looks after what? Is there a defensive specialist or someone who looks after the attackers in particular?

"Our system is very clear and our organisation is easy," Jokanovic explained. "Sometimes we mix our jobs. If you think that there is one coach working with the defenders and another with the midfielders then you would be wrong. We try to help each other and I am very happy with my staff. I expect with the introduction of Dean that we can have more quality and become more compact and go in the right direction."

Jokanovic admits only having two assistants made it harder for him to observe training and recognised he sometimes must miss sessions due to other managerial work.

He said: "I won’t be obligated to be inside or outside now and I can manage myself and put myself in the right position. "I think it will help me do my job better. Sometimes I needed an extra guy to deliver sessions. Now I can control what is around me. It is not about delivery, it is about observing. If I don’t observe everything and I don’t see a clear situation then it would be difficult for us."

For Watford and Jokanovic, they hope they now have all the ingredients to secure promotion and it won't be a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth.