Watford director Cristiano Giaretta had an interesting interview with Tutto Mercato Web Radio on Monday. This time on a special occasion, following the Hornets’ promotion to the Premier League (and let us add our congratulations from Sport Witness), the official talked about the plans the club have for next season.
Giaretta is pretty used to speaking to the Italian media, and often gives sincere answers to most questions. The first of them was about the future of Xisco Muñoz, on whether he should or not remain in charge for the upcoming campaign.
“He did a great job, but we believe in the group,” Giaretta told TMW Radio. “The coach has around him highly professional and numerous resources: at a certain moment we were out of the playoffs, but then we recovered the ground. We are satisfied, I really think we will continue with him.”
Quizzed if the presence of the Pozzo family gives something ‘extra’ to Watford, Giaretta said: “Ideas and projects make the difference, investments are also needed in the structures and not only in the players.
“We have seen in Udine what they’re doing, even here at Watford we’re trying to consolidate a rather high level. Let’s not forget that the club was born in 1881 and at the highest level in the league they have played thirteen times, including five with them.”
The Pozzo family is also the reason why Watford have a strong bond with Udinese, who are also owned by the Italians. The Hornets currently have three players loaned to the Serie A side, and TMW Radio wanted to know if Ignacio Pussetto, Roberto Pereyra and Gerard Deulofeu will return to England for the next season.
“They are still premature speeches, in the meantime they’ll have to fight until the last second of the last match. There is synergy between the clubs, this is normal, but we have not yet thought about certain situations. As Watford we are already on the market, we will add something to an already competitive squad: for a category like the Premier, something more is needed.”