Watford have confirmed the appointment of Premier League winning manager Claudio Ranieri as the club’s Head Coach.
Ranieri has signed a contract until the end of next season and will be joined at Vicarage Road by assistant coaches Paolo Benetti and Carlo Cornacchia, along with fitness coach Carlo Spignoli.
He is now tasked with trying to keep Watford in the Premier League after their return to the top-flight.
Confirming the news, Watford said that they were pleased to welcome their new Head Coach to Vicarage Road.
“Watford FC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new Head Coach, on a two-year contract,” a club statement read.
“The Italian arrives at Vicarage Road boasting a wealth of experience in charge of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Premier League, Coppa Italia and Copa del Rey titles among his managerial highlights..
“Ranieri will be joined at Watford by Assistant Coaches Paolo Benetti and Carlo Cornacchia, as well as Fitness Coach Carlo Spignoli. His first match in charge of the Hornets will be at home to Liverpool on Saturday October 16 (12.30pm KO).”
Ranieri is best known for his time in charge of Leicester City as he helped the Foxes to an unlikely Premier League in the 2015/16.