Former Chelsea boss confirmed as new Watford boss

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Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri was confirmed as Watford’s new manager on Monday afternoon.

The 69 year old former Chelsea boss was appointed by Watford to replace Xisco Munoz, who was sacked after Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Leeds.

Ranieri has signed a contract until the end of next season and will be joined at Vicarage Road by assistant coaches Paolo Benetti and Carlo Cornacchia, along with fitness coach Carlo Spignoli.

Xisco was sacked as Watford boss with the club four points clear of safety after seven games.

Ranieri spent four years as Chelsea boss before losing his job to Jose Mourinho in 2004. He pulled off arguably English football’s greatest achievement in 2016 by leading Leicester to the Premier League title.

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