Former Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic says Matej Vydra has a 'great future' in the game

The Serbian parted company with Watford this summer, despite earning promotion with the club.

Watford will be playing Premier League football again next season, but the man who got them there will not be in charge of the first-team.

Slavisa Jokanovic parted company with Watford after the two parties could not come to an agreement over a new contract and pay-rise for the Serbian.

Quique Sanchez Flores is the new manager at Vicarage Road, whilst Jokanovic has headed out to Israel, where he is managing Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Tonight the Israeli side take on Czech outfit Viktoria Plzen in the Czech Republic for a place in the Champions League, with Plzen currently holding a 2-1 lead.

With that in mind, Czech reported used the opportunity to ask Jokanovic about two of their own – currently at Watford.

The players in question were Daniel Pudil and Matej Vydra. Jokanovic had kind words to say, especially when it came to the latter. He is quoted by Euro Futbol as stating:

"That to me is already the past. Anyway, the fact I can only say that both are very good players and especially the latter [Vydra] is very talented and has a great future ahead."

Vydra signed for Watford on a permanent basis this summer. The 23-year-old had previously played at Watford on two separate loan spells – scoring plenty of goals in the process.

Now he is at the club permanently, Hornets fans will hope their former boss is proved right about his potential to go on and be a star.

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