Former Watford player Keith Andrews has praised Xisco Munoz for the way he has transformed the team's fortunes after an indifferent spell following his arrival.

After picking up four wins from his first five league games, Munoz's team struggled through a winless three game spell in which things on the pitch did not look a great deal different to how they had under previous head coach Vladimir Ivic.

However, the Spaniard has since proved any doubters wrong with a tremendous run of 13 games in which the Hornets have won 11 and drawn and lost one each.

Speaking on the Sky Sports EFL podcast, Andrews said he has been impressed with how Munoz has got the best out of his players.

"He [Munoz] definitely focused on the team's structure and getting that right but within it there was a real vibrancy on how they went and counter-attacked," he said.

"But the focus was very much on the foundations where as with Ivic, it just didn't feel right from day dot and you could see from the players' body language in most games that it just wasn't there and they weren't enjoying their football.

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"You're not going to get the best out of players if they're not enjoying their football and that has been very different in recent weeks.

"Since Xisco's come in, it has been nigh on perfect which it has to be at Watford a lot of the time for you to keep your job."