Former Chelsea manager, Claudio Ranieri, has agreed a two-year deal to manage Premier League side Watford.
The Hornets on Monday announced the appointment of Ranieri as the replacement of Xisco Munoz who was sacked a day ago.
Ranieri, who attained global recognition for leading Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, left his role at Sampdoria in Italy this summer.
“Watford FC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new Head Coach, on a two-year contract,” the Hornets wrote on its website.
The 69-year-old will be joined at Watford by Assistant Coaches Paolo Benetti and Carlo Cornacchia, as well as Fitness Coach Carlo Spignoli.
Ranieri arrives at Vicarage Road boasting a wealth of experience in charge of some of Europe’s biggest clubs, with Premier League, Coppa Italia and Copa del Rey titles among his managerial highlights.
His first match in charge of the Hornets will be an acid test at home to Liverpool on Saturday October 16.
Watford has a sizeable Nigerian contingent including Isaac Success, Peter Etebo, William Troost-Ekong and Emmanuel Denis.