Watford FC are set to announce Vladimir Ivic as the man to replace Nigel Pearson as their new head coach as the club gets ready for life back in the Championship next season.
The Serbian manager, who spent the majority of his playing career at Partizan, has had managerial spells at POAK, and most recently Maccabi Tel Aviv, where he has won back-to-back league titles with the Israeli club.
As well as winning the Israeli Premier League twice, Ivic won the Greek Cup with PAOK and the Toto Cup with Maccabi Tel Aviv.
The Hornets sacked Nigel Pearson with just two games remaining in the Premier League, with Hayden Mullins and Graham Stack taking temporary charge for those games, but the club ended up being narrowly relegated on the final day.
Ivic, 43, will have a tough job on his hands to keep some players at the club following the relegation, with Ismaila Sarr and Abdoulaye Doucoure among the players likely to be heading for the exit door.
Watford are due back in training next week ahead of the new season which will commence on September 12.
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