Football: Watford confirm Mazzarri as new manager after Sanchez Flores' dismissal

Walter Mazzarri at a press conference in England, on March 13, 2012.
Walter Mazzarri at a press conference in England, on March 13, 2012.PHOTO: ACTION IMAGES

LONDON (REUTERS) - Italian Walter Mazzarri will manage Watford in the English Premier League next season, after the football club confirmed the former Inter Milan coach as the replacement for Quique Sanchez Flores on Saturday.

The 54-year-old, who has also coached Napoli and Sampdoria, signed a three-year deal to take over as manager from July 1, Watford said on their official Twitter feed.

Sanchez Flores was sacked despite leading Watford to a 13th-place finish in the Premier League and the semi-finals of the FA Cup in his only season in charge.