Watford have confirmed the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club's new head coach.
The Premier League title winner had been out of the game since June after ending his stint with Serie A side Sampdoria and returns to England two years after his departure from Fulham.
The Hornets' previous manager Xisco Munoz was relieved of his duties on Sunday with the club sitting 15th in the table, and they have moved quickly to appoint his veteran successor.
On Monday afternoon, Watford confirmed that Ranieri had taken the reins on a two-year deal, with his first game in charge coming against Liverpool on October 16.
Ranieri has overseen 225 Premier League games during previous spells with Fulham, Leicester City and Chelsea, winning 107 of them.