Watford takeover completed
The takeover of Watford FC by the Pozzo family has now been completed. Also owners of Granada and Udinese, they have a track record of success in developing clubs just below the top rank.
Watford fans will be pleased to see the back of Lawrence Bassini from Vicarage Road. He was never popular with supporters at Vicarage Road despite a track record of moderate success. Worries about his background persisted.
Hornets fans should not expect the Pozzos to splash their cash. That is not their style. What they have done is to build a world class scouting network which operates very effectively in relatively unknown markets such as South America. Talent from there is often under priced and can be developed and then sold on at a profit.