Marco Silva or Claudio Ranieri: Who suit Hornets best in next Watford manager tips?
FootyOn look at next Watford manager tips as Walter Mazzarri prepares to leave his post this summer.
It has been revealed that the Hornets will have a new head coach for the start of a third consecutive season.
Some press reports say Mazzarri is leaving Vicarage Road because of a rumoured dressing room revolt.
Other sources claim this follows a meeting with the Watford chairman where “future goals and aspirations” were discussed.
Hornets owners the Pozzo family just can’t keep a coach in this Hertfordshire hotseat for long.
They are now seeking an eighth boss since taking over the club in 2012.
The early betting indicates there are two front-runners for the job.
Read on as we give next Watford manager tips.
Tigers’ Marco Silva hot property despite Hull relegation
Although he came up short in his bid to keep Hull City in the Premier League, Marco Silva is a highly-regarded young manager.
The 39-year-old Portuguese will discuss his future with the Tigers hierarchy at the end of this season.
Hull have parachute payments on their side, but an owner who wants to sell.
Tigers boss Silva has also been linked with taking over at Southampton, as speculation surrounds Claude Puel’s position at St Mary’s.
Under Silva, the Tigers have performed strongly at home, but poor away form cost them top-flight status.
Could Claudio Ranieri come back to Premier League?
As Watford’s owners are Italian, their replacement for Mazzarri may be another of his compatriots.
Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri defied all the odds and steered the Foxes to the Premier League title in 2015/16.
The Pozzos, who also own Udinese, have seen his work close up in both England and Serie A.
Ranieri has an extensive coaching CV, which also contains spells in France with Monaco and Spain with Valencia among other.
The only slight concern would be those pesky rumours that Ranieri lost the Leicester dressing room which resulted in his sacking this spring.
Is admitting a mistake and reappointing Slavisa Jokanovic an option?
With Watford seemingly changing coach for every season, could there be wisdom in going back to the man who get them into the Premier League in the first place?
Slavisa Jokanovic has just steered Fulham to a top six finish in the Championship, but fallen in the play-off semi-finals to Reading.
The Craven Cottage club’s late surge into the play-offs earned them status as favourites to go up.
An expansive style of football under Jokanovic also won over many fans and neutrals.
He knows the Hornets, having guided them to promotion as Championship runners-up in 2015.
Does Roberto Mancini still have the magic?
Another Italian who catches the eye as a possible outside shout is former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.
As Watford keep changing coach, the man their board seems to go for gets more and more high-profile.
You can hardly find a more illustrious Italian coach who is currently available than Mancini.
Combining his major honours as player and manager, he has won five Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia on 10 occasions, the old UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup twice, the Premier League and FA Cup.
Since leaving the Etihad, and making an unsuccessful return to Inter Milan, there has been talk of Mancini heading back to England.
Whether that could be with the Hornets remains to be seen, however, as BetVictor make him 20/1 in their next manager market.
What Watford need most is stability.
Whoever they choose – youthful coaching talent Silva, wily veteran Ranieri, Jokanovic, emerging favourite Leonid Slutsky or someone else – needs to be given time.
If the Hornets keep chopping and changing their manager, then they are putting their Premier League status at risk.
Ranieri may not trust unpredictable owners after his Leicester axing, so Silva may be the value bet at 11/4.
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