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The former Chievo and Siena head coach has revealed he is due to fly to England to discuss the Hornets vacancy following Gianfranco Zola's resignation on Monday

Former Chievo and Siena coach Giuseppe Sannino has claimed he is set to discuss a deal to become the new Watford manager.

The Championship outfit confirmed on Monday that they had, with "great sadness", accepted Gianfranco Zola's resignation following a run of nine league games without a win, including five consecutive home losses.

Zola, in an open letter to fans, cited a need for a fresh approach at Carrow Road, and the Hornets' owners, the Pozzo family, have wasted no time in using their contacts in Italy to approach a potential successor.

"Me at Watford? There's something true in this rumour," he told Radio Sportiva. "I'll fly to England very soon to discuss [a deal] with the club.

"I always want to be working in the field and I always want new challenges."

Sannino recently spent a six-month spell with Chievo, only to be sacked in November after registering just one win in their opening 11 matches, leaving them bottom of Serie A.

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