Quique Sanchez Flores has, as widely expected, been confirmed as Watford's new head coach.

The former Valencia and Atletico Madrid boss moves to Vicarage Road on a two-year deal following their promotion to the Premier League after talks with former head coach Slavisa Jokanovic broke down over his contract demands.

The 50-year-old will be assisted by Alberto Diaz and Antonio Carlavilla, but Dean Austin retains his role within the Vicarage Road coaching structure. Assistant coaches Reuben Martinez and Javier Pereira, who arrived at the Hornets with Oscar Garcia in September but spent the majority of their stay working under Jokanovic, have departed.

Watford have issued a brief statement on their website to thank Jokanovic, Martinez and Pereira for their part in guiding the Hornets to the Premier League for the first time automatically in the club's history.

It reads: "Watford FC would like to take this opportunity to thank former head coach Slavisa Jokanovic, along with assistants Ruben Martinez and Javier Pereira, for an outstanding contribution to the success of the club."

A right-back who was capped 15 times for Spain, Flores began his playing career with Valencia and spent ten years at the club before leaving for Real Madrid in 1994.

The defender played for the Spanish giants for two seasons joining Real Zaragoza. He spent one year with the club and retired in 1997 at the age of 32.

Flores started his coaching career back at Real Madrid, working with the club’s youth sides for three years.

Given his first break with newly-promoted Getafe in 2004, Flores left for Valencia a year later and helped Los Che into the Champions League before leaving in 2006.

His next stop was Portuguese giants Benfica but again it was a short stay - despite lifting the Portuguese League Cup - and in 2009 he pitched up at Atletico Madrid.

Having won the Europa League against Fulham, European Super Cup and been beaten in the Copa Del Rey final, Flores left at the end of the 2010/11 campaign.

A 18-month stint with United Arab Emirates Pro-League side Al Ahli saw him win the Arabian Gulf Super Cup and Presiden't Cup prior to a swich to Al Ain.

Another President's Cup enhanced his CV before returning to Getafe after just six months with Al Ain. His second spell with Getafe ended in resignation on February 25.

Joining Flores at Vicarage Road are friends and long-term assistants Alberto Giraldez Diaz (Alberto Giraldez under Spanish naming conventions) and Antonio Diaz Carlavilla (Antonio Diaz).

The duo assisted Flores at Getafe until his shock resignation in February, with Diaz working as a fitness coach. He had previously served within Real Madrid's youth set-up but departed in September. 

Current Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho had requested he was sacked when in charge of Los Merengues three years ago, due to his "close relationship" with personnel at rivals Barcelona.

He has previously coached Celta Vigo, Sevilla and Valencia.

Carlavilla has also worked for Los Blancos, coaching the club's C side. He also followed Flores to the United Arab Emirates for his stint with Al-Ahli between 2011 and 2013.