- Italian Walter Mazzarri will leave Watford at the end of the season
- The club chairman released a statement confirming the departure of the tactician
- The former Inter Milan coach was announced as manager in May 2016
Italian manager Walter Mazzarri will leave Watford at the end of the season, the club has announced.
Club chairman Scott Duxbury stated that the Italian will be relieved of his duties after discussion on their plans for the future.
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“After the Board discussed with Walter Mazzarri the club’s future goals and aspirations, it was decided he will be stepping down from his position as the club’s head coach after the final game of the 2016/17 season," Watford chairman Scott Duxbury has confirmed.
“We thank Walter and his staff for the contribution they have made to Watford Football Club over the past year."
The manager joined Watford in May 2016 replacing Enrique Sanchez Flores who has since joined Espanyol.
With 40 points accumulated he has secured the club's Premier League status for another season but will step down following Sunday's match against Manchester City at Vicarage Road.
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