An emotional and thankful Xisco Munoz said he felt sad that he was unable to celebrate Watford's Premier League promotion with their supporters.

The head coach was held aloft by his players after their 1-0 win over Millwall that saw them return to the top flight at the first time of asking.

However, the head coach had mixed emotions following the final whistle, due to an absence of supporters in the ground.

"This is the most important, I miss them," said Munoz.  "I think is the moment to be careful to save lives, but we need to enjoy it.

"I was a little sad when we finished the game because I feel with our fans today in the stadium this would be an amazing moment, but I know they give big support.

"The most important right now is to enjoy because we are the Premier League next year."

As well as the fans, Munoz thanked the players and staff at Watford for their work this season as he now thinks about taking on the top flight in the next campaign. 

The head coach has already started studying for his pro licence, which means he would be permitted to take charge of the Hornets in the Premier League next season. 

"I think the first of all I will say thank you, thank you for everyone always for your support or for always giving all the best for our club and for our fans because I think today is the day for our fans.

"I want to say thank you also to our fans because I receive a lot of support in the social media. And once again I want to say thank you for everyone who is working behind me.

"They work very hard and give very good solutions everyday in the training and I think right now is the moment for enjoying everything because we worked very hard for to reach this big goal."