Marco Silva is, understandably, "really happy" to be the new head coach of Watford.

The 39-year-old Portuguese man revealed to the Watford official website why he had accepted a two-year contract to take over at at Vicarage Road, having been attracted to owner Gino Pozzo's "approach" and "ambition".

He said: "The club want to improve for the next seasons and this is what I try to fight for in my career as well – to always improve, to do a good job and to ensure a good connection between the manager and the club.

“The ambition this club has is really important to me.”

In perhaps a pointed nod to the old regime led by Walter Mazzarri, Silva was clear his goal was to improve the club's Premier League standing next season, following a disappointing 17th-placed finish this time around.

"The club is moving forward as a Premier League club but we always want to improve our position in the table and that’s important for next season," he said.

“We want to play good football so that our fans feel well when they come to see our team play.

“We’ll work hard every day to prepare for the matches and to do our best in every game.

“I’m excited. It’s a good challenge and I’m really happy.”