Watford manager Xisco Muñoz has hailed the club’s owner Giampaolo Pozzo, saying it is a ‘luxury’ to work under the Italian.

Muñoz is currently celebrating a successful return to the Premier League with Watford, having led them to second and ten points clear of third-placed Brentford with two games of the season remaining.

It’s an impressive achievement for the Spaniard, who only arrived at Vicarage Road to replace Vladimir Ivić in December last year.

Since then, he has won 17 of his 24 league games in charge, meaning the surprise decision from Pozzo to change his manager once again has proven to be a masterstroke.

The Italian chief has often proved a divisive figure given his frequent managerial changes, but Xisco has nothing but good things to say.

“I can only talk about Gino (Giampaolo Pozzo, Italian businessman), and he put everything at our disposal from the first moment; he has helped us to achieve that goal,” he told Las Provincias.

“In my personal experience, I can only tell you that it is a luxury to work with him.

“I feel good; in the meetings, the conversations take place in the most honest way possible, but this is my particular vision.”

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It now remains to be seen if Xisco is in charge to take Watford through the Premier League next season.

At this moment in time, all indications are that the Hornets will be sticking with their man, but history dictates that that could always change.

After all, they famously replaced Slavisa Jokanovic with Quique Sanchez Flores in 2015, despite the fact the former had led them to promotion that year.

Should he be moved on, a switch to Spain could be on the cards, something he is very open to.

“I wish,” he added when asked about coaching in La Liga.

“But right now, I’m just thinking about continuing to learn.

“The next objective is the Premier League, which is very exciting, in the best competition in the world.”