The new potential owners of Watford have indicated former Chelsea forward Gianfranco Zola could be joining the Hornets but said "it's too early to talk about it".

Sources told the Watford Observer the Pozzo family have considered Zola for the manager's position when discussing the Hornets in the past but it is unclear whether they are still considering appointing the old West Ham United boss.

The Pozzo family, who own Italian club Udinese and La Liga side Granada, have been interested in Watford for several months and it was confirmed last night that the Hornets' board of directors had agreed 'in principle' to sell the club.

Giampaolo Pozzo owns the two clubs but we understand it will be his son Gino who will be in charge of running Watford.

"There are contacts with Watford, so we'll see," Gino Pozzo told

"Gianfranco Zola enters in the project, but it's premature to talk about it."

Watford manager Sean Dyche enjoyed a successful debut season after guiding the Hornets to their highest league position in four years, with one of the Championship's lowest budgets.

If Dyche was to be replaced, it would be an unpopular decision among a lot of the Watford supporters.