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New Watford coach is going for gold

 Published on: 16th October 2014   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Slavisa Jokanovic said he is “optimistic for a great season” in his first press conference as the new Watford Head Coach. The Serbian said he has watched all of Watford’s games so far this season and said he already knew of the quality the squad had before his appointment. “I have arrived at Watford to try and improve the team and to try and gain success for the club. I have been here for 14 days and have received so much information already from the staff. “All the help has made my job easy on my arrival here.” Jokanovic added that the appeal of a return to English football certainly was a key aspect of his arrival at Vicarage Road. He said: “English football is the best in the world and it is a very important chance for me here to try and get success in English football.” The ex Chelsea midfielder started his managerial career at Partizan Belgrade where he achieved an unprecedented two doubles in his first two seasons at the Serbian club. He then moved to Thailand to manage Muangthong United and whilst in charge there he guided the club to the Thai Premier League title in 2012. Jokanovic then explained that he hoped he could gain another managerial honour as Hornets Head Coach by guiding them to promotion to the Premier League. “We are all optimists here and I believe we do have a lot of quality in the squad and we could have a great season. It is still early though but I hope to continue the good work” said Jokanovic. He added that his style will follow those of predecessors Oscar Garcia and Beppe Sannino with a passing game that has served the Golden Boys so well in the early part of this season. “I think possession in games is so important as we can have control of the game. To play a long ball game would be totally wrong for us.” Having only been in charge for two weeks, Jokanovic’s first training session with the whole squad was only on the Thursday before the Sheffield Wednesday game on October 18 due to a large number of the squad being away on international duty. “I met the whole squad for the first time in the week before the Sheffield Wednesday game. For me it is not too much of a problem as I have seen all their games from this season so I do have an idea of how the players work.”

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