Walter Mazzarri is reportedly meeting Watford's board to finalise his contract although the club are not expected to announce their new boss until next week.

The former Inter Milan and Napoli coach is set to replace Quique Sanchez Flores at Vicarage Road and is reportedly meeting owner Gino Pozzo today to sign a two-year deal.

Confirmation of the Italian's appointment is expected to be made by the Hornets next week.

Watford Observer:

Mazzarri's last managerial role was at Inter where he was dismissed in November 2014 with the team ninth in Serie A.

He has not been in a job since and is believed to have spent time living in England, learning the language, in a bid to earn a Premier League job.

Mazzarri led Napoli to their joint best finish in Italy since 1990 after taking them to second in Serie A in 2013. He also won the Coppa Italia one season earlier. 

The Italian achieved success at Livorno after taking them to promotion from Serie B and managed to keep Reggina in the top flight for three years in a row.

Mazzarri also led Sampdoria to the final of the Coppa Italia and helped them qualify for the UEFA Cup prior to joining Napoli. 

But the 54-year-old will be under pressure to succeed at Vicarage Road with the ambitious board ending Flores' tenure after one season despite leading the club to 13th place in the Premier League and an FA Cup semi-final.