Former West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola looks set to become the new manager of Championship Watford following the takeover of the club by the Pozzo family.

And Giampaolo Pozzo told Sky Italia that they already reached a verbal agreement with 45-year-old Zola.

Current Watford boss Sean Dyche is said to be aware of the situation.

When asked about the likelihood of Zola replacing Dyche, Pozzo said: "Zola? We are on the right path and hence, I believe he will be our new coach.

"The English coaches are different to that of the Italians in terms of managing. Before deciding on the coach we needed time.

"My son (Gino) will be in London as well tomorrow [Tuesday] and there should be no problem."

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