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Premier League new boys appoint a Europa League winner as their manager

Quique Flores has signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road.

Flores after Atlético Madrid's Europa League triumph in 2010.
Flores after Atlético Madrid's Europa League triumph in 2010.
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NEWLY-PROMOTED WATFORD have announced that Quique Flores will lead the club into their first season back in the Premier League as their new manager.

Flores comes with quite an impressive CV, having managed Atlético Madrid to the Europa League title and the Super Cup in 2010, as well as winning the Portuguese League Cup with Benfica in the 2008/09 season.

The Hornets announced on their official website that Flores has signed a two-year contract with the club and will be assisted by Alberto Diaz and Antonio Carlavilla, alongside Dean Austin, who is the only remaining member of the previous coaching hierarchy.

Flores spent the last three seasons coaching in the United Arab Emirates with Al-Ahli and Al-Ain before returning to his first club, Getafe, after they sacked Cosmin Contra in January. He subsequently resigned from that post seven weeks later, citing personal reasons.

Watford were on the lookout for a new boss following the mutual agreement between themselves and former manager Slavisa Jokanovic. Jokanovic guided the Hornets to the Premier League but Watford refused to meet his salary demands during contract negotiations and the two parted ways.

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