Watford boss Javi Gracia has confirmed he is very close to signing a new contract with the Hornets. It has been reported in the press that the Spaniard is set to agree terms on a new three-year deal and when asked on Thursday for an update on the matter, Gracia revealed it is true.
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“We are moving forward,” he said. “I am positive, but it’s not finished yet. We’ll see in the next weeks. But I am positive, yes. “Very close? Yes.”
Gracia, appointed in January on an 18-month contract, is the 10th manager Watford have had since their Italian owners the Pozzo family took over at Vicarage Road in June 2012.
Having finished 14th in the table last season, the Hornets are currently eighth with 19 points from 11 games. “I’m proud to be Watford manager,” Gracia added. “I don’t know how long I’ll be here, but I’m very proud to be at this club, to have the supporters we have, and to enjoy every day with the players. “I’m very proud of all of them.”