Watford have appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new supervisor, the Premier League membership introduced on Monday.
Ranieri, who led Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016, agreed a two-year contract with the Hornets to interchange the sacked Xisco Munoz.
“Watford FC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new head coach, on a two-year contract,” an announcement on the membership’s web site introduced.
Ranieri takes over with Watford in fifteenth place within the Premier League after incomes seven factors from their opening seven matches.
The 69-year-old Italian left Sampdoria on the finish of final season and had been seeking to return to the sport since then.
Xisco had led Watford to promotion from the Championship final season, however he was axed on Sunday after solely 10 months in cost.
Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at Leeds prompted Watford’s homeowners, the Pozzo household, to behave, with the membership claiming a “negative trend” in performances had satisfied them to maneuver on from Xisco.
Former Chelsea boss Ranieri is Watford’s thirteenth everlasting supervisor for the reason that Pozzo household took management of the membership in 2012.
He boasts a wealth of expertise, with golf equipment akin to Napoli, Fiorentina, Valencia, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid additionally on his CV.
Ranieri final labored within the Premier League throughout a short stint at Fulham in 2018-19.
Watford’s first match with Ranieri in cost might be in opposition to Liverpool at Vicarage Road on October 16.