FACTFILE: Watford appoint Giuseppe Sannino ahead of trip to Ipswich Town

Watford have named Giuseppe Sannino as their new head coach ahead of their Championship game at Portman Road on Saturday.

Gianfranco Zola resigned as Hornets boss on Monday following a run of nine games without victory, five of them defeats and all of those coming at home.

Sannino, 56, has never previously worked outside of Italy and Watford is his 13th managerial role, having also taken charge of clubs including Siena, Palermo and Chievo Verona.

He will be joined by assistant coaches Francesco Troise, Giovanni Cusatis and Paolo De Toffol.

Watford are currently 13th in the Championship table, an equidistant eight points between the play-off places and relegation zone.

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