Watford hire Spanish coach

Frank Dalleres
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WATFORD have confirmed the appointment of Europa League-winning former Atletico Madrid manager Quique Sanchez Flores following their promotion to the Premier League.

Sanchez Flores, who has also coached Benfica, Getafe and Valencia, succeeds Slavisa Jokanovic, who could not agree a new contract with the club he led into the top flight.

The 50-year-old’s playing days took in Valencia, Real Madrid and Zaragoza as well as 15 Spain caps. He began his coaching career in Real Madrid’s youth set-up.