The Italian managed Watford during the 2016-17 season and after leaving Vicarage Road he joined Torino.
Torino head coach Walter Mazzarri has admitted that he has not been keeping in touch with how Watford are doing and is not particularly up to date, or even particularly interested, in English football any more, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb.
The 57-year-old embarked on his first job in English football in May 2016, linking up with the Hornets on a three-year contract, but before their final game of the Premier League season, the club announced that he would leave Vicarage Road at the end of the campaign.
Mazzarri secured Premier League safety relatively comfortably during his tenure but a poor end-of-season run and rumours of dressing room discontent with his methods (as reported by The Independent) saw his time at Watford come to a premature end.
"This club doesn't have the same ambitions, the same mentality as the previous clubs I've been at," the Italian told Spanish publication Marcador at the time. "I've tried to ingrain them with a winning mentality here but between the injuries and the difficulties at the end of the season, it hasn't been possible."
Several months later Mazzarri linked up with Torino following Sinisa Mihajlovic's exit and led them to ninth in the 2017-18 Serie A table, before finishing seventh last year and securing a Europa League spot, which will see the Granata lock horns with Wolves for the right to play in the group stages.
When asked by Tuttomercatoweb ahead of Thursday's clash if he was still in touch, or keeping tabs, with the going-on at Watford, he replied: "Since I left (England), I don't watch much English football. I know they've changed a lot, but I can't really add much more to that. It's been two years since I lost interest in English football."
Watford reached the final of the FA Cup last time out and finished 11th in the Premier League table, but have endured a difficult start to the 2019-20 season, losing their first two league games of the campaign.
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