Armand Kavaja is eager to take Watford Ladies to the next level after it was confirmed he will remain as the club’s head coach next season.

Having arrived at the club in December of 2017, Kavaja helped guide a young Golden Girls side through a campaign which provided its fair share of challenges.

He saw plenty of plus points in that time and is now ready to help the Hornets make further progress next term.

“It’s an opportunity for us to have a really positive season and make the club proud. We want to play good football and encourage Watford fans to come and support us,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to building on the positive performances of last season.

“We know it is not going to be easy though, as there are established teams already in the division. But we are confident that with the players we have retained, and with some new additions, we can aim to finish around the top.”

Kavaja will be joined once more by Clinton Lancaster as his assistant manager as Watford begin life in the third tier of English football.

Lancaster will look to provide continuity to the Hornets set up and has a clear vision for how the club can develop.

“I am looking forward to the start of the new season, and hitting the ground running from the off,” Lancaster said.

“We’ll bring in a mix of players with experience and youth that will hopefully push us on to winning the league.

“That has to be our aim. We know it will be tough, but we want a side that supporters of the club can be proud of.”