Dean Austin has returned to Watford as an assistant to Quique Sanchez Flores, the Watford Observer understands.

Austin, who was once a Watford academy player, represented Tottenham, Crystal Palace and St Albans during his career, before moving onto coaching.

In 2015 he was appointed a member of Slavisa Jokanovic's backroom staff and was given a new contract following promotion to the Premier League that season, before leaving to work alongside Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Northampton Town. 

He has returned following the re-appointment of Flores and will once again be part of the coaching team.