According to GianlucaDiMarzio, Watford have beaten Everton to the signature of Walter Mazzarri.
The report claims that both Everton and Watford were keen on appointing the former Napoli boss, yet he will officially join the Hornets this weekend following successful negotiations.
Watford are currently manager-less after opting to release Quique Sanchez Flores ahead of the summer - a decision which has caused plenty of debate among supporters.
Nevertheless, the Hornets have become somewhat used to managerial changes under the Pozzo family’s ownership and thus far the club have made plenty of progress on and off the field.
Mazzarri has a rather mixed record in Italy, yet his work at Napoli was widely praised by Italian observers as he took an underachieving club from midtable to solid Serie A title challengers.
The Italian coach has a good pedigree having worked with world class players, and he has proven during his time in Italy to be an excellent tactician who enjoys playing attractive football.
Mazzarri seems like a good fit for an ambitious Watford side and he will get plenty of backing from the Vicarage Road crowd as he looks to help them challenge for a top-half spot in the Premier League.