Watford were relegated from the Premier League after finishing 19th in the table with 23 points from 38 matches during the 2021/22 season.

The Hornets invested on players in the 2022 January window, hoping it would improve their chances of staying in the top flight. However, that didn’t help as they managed to win only two matches and pick up 10 points in this calendar year.

TuttoMercatoWeb had an opportunity to interview Watford sporting director, Cristiano Giaretta, who detailed what went wrong for his side in the second half of the campaign.

“We experienced a second part of the season in an unfortunate way. Then in football you get into a negative gear despite trying to take care of the details. But… this is the Premier League,” he said.

Watford have decided to make changes and have already confirmed Rob Edwards as their new coach for the next campaign. The Italian had his say on this appointment when asked if the English club have already started work for the 2022/23 season.

“We wanted to react immediately by appointing the manager, giving a strong signal. We are ready to go again. And we already have an excellent team to add some elements to. We want to start over,” the director explained.

Giaretta has previously worked in his own country with Novara, Udinese and Ascoli. Therefore, it wasn’t surprising when TMW asked him whether Watford will look at the Italian market this summer.

Responding to that, the chief said: “We always look everywhere. But we have to do little. We already have an excellent team for the Championship. We are already competitive. And we want to go up.”