The new manager of Watford, Claudio Ranieri has vowed to give the fans of the relegation-threatened club an interesting show. The 69-year-old Italian manager promised the fans that he and his team would “work hard and fast” to help the team progress this season.
Watford are currently sitting on the 15th spot on the league table with 7 points in 7 games. Before Claudio Ranieri became the coach of Watford, the club has recorded four defeats, one draw, and two victories so far this season.
Watford are just 6 points away from the bottom-placed Norwich City which means that two successive defeats could sink Watford into the relegation zone.
Claudio Ranieri knows what awaits him ahead and he understands why his predecessor at Watford, Xisco Munoz was sacked. Recall that Watford sacked Munoz 10 months after he was appointed the club’s manager because of a poor run of games.
As it stands, the club is depending on the experience of Claudio Ranieri to keep them in the Premier League and help them to compete for titles within the two years duration of his contract.
The feat became unbelievable because Leicester City were not as financially buoyant as other clubs that competed for the title that season. He was however sacked the next season because he could not replicate the performance.
Claudio Ranieri who has coached Chelsea between 2000 and 2004 is expected to push Watford like he pushed Leicester City to a Premier League victory 5 years ago. He has promised to push Watford to score goals just like he did at Chelsea and Leicester.
“Watford is a very good club for me. I wanted to come back to England and I’m very pleased, very happy, and want to do my best,” Ranieri said on the Watford club website.
“I think in England everyone knows me from Chelsea or Leicester, I want a team who tries to score goals. We have very good players up front, very fast. I want to close the space a little more and help the defensive line.
“A lot of players came in, a new manager, and we need a little time but I know in the Premier League there isn’t time. For this reason, we have to work hard and fast.
“I hope to give them (the fans) a very good show.
“They know we play against Liverpool and we need their support from the first to the last second of the match. Against every team, there are specific moments where we are under pressure.”
The biggest task awaiting Claudio Ranieri is the Premier League game between Watford and Liverpool. The game which will kick off at 12:30 on Saturday, October 16, 2021, will hold at Watford home ground, Vicarage Road Stadium.
“I watched all of the Premier League matches (so far)”, he said. “I think there are very good players, I have my philosophy, my mentality and we have to work hard to change little things.
“I don’t start (working with) with all of the guys (yet) because I have some injured players and there are some international players. We are working well, a very good group so far and I am very confident.
“It’s not easy because the next match is Liverpool – one of the best teams in Europe. Of course, I have to work quickly, try to do my best, and also (make sure) my players understand me very soon. The first idea is to be safe – 40 points are very necessary. Then, we will see.”