Javi Gracia's positive outlook has been a recurring theme of conversations with his Watford players since the Spaniard's arrival at Vicarage Road.

Troy Deeney, Adrian Mariappa and Jose Holebas to name a few, have spoken of a warm personality which has imbued the Hornets with renewed confidence and propelled the club away from the relegation zone.

Gracia's demeanour with members of the press has been equally jovial, and humour is a quality which comes naturally to the Watford boss.

It is a far cry from the withdrawn manner in which Marco Silva used to operate during his tenure, and, for Gracia, an optimistic outlook is key not only as a head coach, but in life as a whole.

"I think it is important to bring this attitude, because if you are always complaining about things you don't have, it doesn't help you," he said.

"It is best to have this attitude every day because you do not know when this life finishes.

"I try to enjoy every day with this club and our supporters and together we can achieve."

Gracia's feel-good approach has yielded results on the pitch and a run of 10 points from his first six Premier League games is a solid return.

A 3-0 loss at Arsenal last time out slowed the momentum gained from back-to-back 1-0 wins over Everton and West Brom, but Gracia's fledgling tenure can only be viewed as productive so far.

He has turned Watford's fortunes around considerably since taking over from Silva, who departed the club after a run of eight defeats in 11 top flight games.

The former Malaga and Rubin Kazan boss says a belief in his players is at the heart of the turnaround and has allowed him to demand plenty from the Watford squad.

"To trust all my players [is an important quality]. As a coach you need a lot of things. You need to work and to dedicate," he said.

"The coach is always with young players and young people, you need to understand them and to be a good character, but be demanding.

"In this moment I feel the players are happy and most importantly in the best condition, with confidence, to do a good job."

Positivity may have been the order of the day since Gracia arrived, but that does not mean he hasn't got it in him to get angry with players.

Daryl Janmaat is another of Watford's players to be impressed with the way in which Gracia has conducted himself since taking the Vicarage Road hot seat.

The Dutch full-back says Gracia's approach has helped boost morale in the Watford dressing room, but revealed the 47-year-old is a multi-faceted character.

"I have a good feeling with this manager," Janmaat said when quizzed on Gracia's impact since arriving.

"He has a nice personality and I think that is what he gives to the players as well as confidence.

"We really like him as a group. He can be sharp as well and can also be angry when he has to be.

"He has to have that and has to be able to get angry when you don't do your job right in training."