MX23RW : Tuesday, September 22 14:57:11| >> :120:6317:6317:

Cristiano Giaretta appointed as Watford's sporting director

Cristiano Giaretta appointed as Watford's sporting director
© Reuters
The 52-year-old was employed in a similar role by CSKA Sofia.

Cristiano Giaretta has been appointed as Watford's new sporting director, the Sky Bet Championship club have announced.

The 52-year-old, whose most recent post was a similar position with CSKA Sofia in Bulgaria, will work alongside new head coach Vladimir Ivic as the relegated Hornets attempt to negotiate a path back to the Premier League.

Giaretta old the cub's official website: "After what happened last season at Watford, it's now time to move on with great positivity.

"It's been important for me to get to know the coach and his staff very well over the past few weeks because the creation of a strong mentality around the squad environment is really important to the job of bouncing back."

Giaretta played for Monza, Carrarese, Pro Sesto and Lecco in Italy before moving upstairs with Novara, Udinese, Ascoli and then CSKA.

Watford finished 19th in last season's top flight with 34 points and were relegated along with Norwich and Bournemouth after sacking manager Nigel Pearson with two games of the campaign remaining.


Click here for more stories about Cristiano Giaretta

Click here for more stories about Watford

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring against Arsenal on December 29, 2018
Read Next:
Premier League fixtures: Ten classic opening-round games
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!