Head Coach: Gianfranco Zola
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Gianfranco Zola joined Watford as Head Coach in the summer of 2012, having previously managed West Ham United between 2008 and 2010. Zola was brought in following the acquisition of the club by the Pozzo Family, and quickly set about enforcing his footballing ideals on the Hornets' team, influencing a new, fluid, passing style.
The Italian, who made 35 appearances for the national side, played out a distinguished playing career, most notably during a seven-year spell at Chelsea in which he lit-up the English game, scoring 80 goals, and winning two FA Cups in his time at Stamford Bridge. He also appeared for Parma, Torres, Cagliari and, early in his career, Napoli, where he played alongside Maradona.
Assistant Coach: Dodo (Adolfo) Sormani
Dodo Sormani enjoyed a 16-year career in his native Italy, starting as a youngster with Napoli before representing the likes of Parma and Caerano, turning to coaching after he hung up his boots.
He became part of the youth set-up at Juventus in 2007, before joining the coaching staff at Napoli in 2010, and Watford in the summer of 2012. Sormani is the son of ex-Italian international and former Napoli and AC Milan forward Angelo Sormani.
Assistant Coach: Giancarlo Corradini
Having been a Head Coach in his own right, Giancarlo Carradini held the reins at Italian sides Venezia and Cuneo, as well as a caretaker role at Juventus in 2007.
Having worked under the likes of Marcello Lippi, Fabio Capello and Didier Deschamps with the Old Lady, Corradini brings a wealth of backroom experience to Watford’s cause, and the Italian also has a distinguished playing career, which saw him win Serie A, the Uefa Cup and the Italian Super Cup during his time with Napoli.
Goalkeeping Coach: Alec Chamberlain
Alec Chamberlain is a Watford legend having played for the Hornets in well over 250 games since he moved from Sunderland for a paltry £40,000 in 1996. The goalkeeper enjoyed a testimonial season in 2005/06 and retired after appearing as a substitute in Watford's final Premier League fixture in 2006/07 against Newcastle United.
Appointed to the coaching staff in between those dates, Alec is now a long-standing and well respected member of the Hornets' backroom staff. He now focuses on the goalkeepers at Vicarage Road and takes a keen interest in the development of the younger 'keepers at the club.
Head of Medical: Marco Cesarini
Marco Cesarini joined the club in July 2012, becoming the club’s Head of Medical having previously plied his trade during two spells with Brescia in Serie A as an Osteopath, either side of holding the role of Head of Injury Prevention at West Ham United.
Head of Rehabilitation: Giorgio Gasparini
Gianfranco Zola added Giorgio Gasparini to his backroom set-up on taking the managerial role in the summer of 2012, having worked with the Head of Rehabilitation during his time at West Ham United.
Gasparini worked extensively in Serie A as a physiotherapist, first with Bologna between 1997 and 2003, before spells at Sampdoria, AC Milan and Palermo. Gasparini linked up with Alan Curbishley at West Ham before the arrival of Zola in September 2008, and after a further spell with AC between 2009 and 2011 made the move to Vicarage Road.
Youth Team (Under-18) Coach: David Hughes
The Hornets appointed David Hughes to the position of Youth Team Coach in September 2011. He left a position as Head of Youth at Shrewsbury Town to take up a new challenge with Watford.
A UEFA 'A' licenced coach, as well as being a qualified in Sports Science, Hughes had a playing career which started at Aston Villa and included spells with the Shrews and Cardiff City.
He gained coaching experience within Cardiff's Academy set-up, as well as part of the Barry Town management team, before taking up the Head of Youth role in Shropshire in 2009.
Chief Scout: Filippo Giraldi
Fillippo Girladi spent an almost ten-year spell in Tuscany as General Director of Serie C side AC Prato between 2001 and 2011, prior to two years as Brescia Chief Scout and Academy Director. He adds a vast experience in football scouting to the Watford ranks, overseeing the club's scouting operation at home and abroad.
Scouting Co-Ordinator: Luke Warrington
Luke Warrington is a domestic scout for Watford FC. A graduate from the University of Sussex, Luke previously worked as a QA Tester at Sports interactive for two years, as well as forming part of the scouting team at Portsmouth FC prior to joining Watford in July of 2012.
Football Operations Manager: Richard Line
Taking over the post of Football Operations Manager, Richard Line joined the club in July 2012, having previously held the post of Player Liaison Officer at West Ham United until 2010.
Kit Manager: Will Jones
Jones is responsible for the training kit and match kit for all members of the football staff.
On a matchday he and his assistant Craig Charles are also responsible for the dressing rooms and all associated equipment for use by the various teams that Watford field.
Video and Performance Technician: David Stephens
Stephens was at Hertfordshire University when he applied for an internship in video analysis with the Hornets, during the club's Premier League campaign in 2006-07.
He has been helping analyse Watford's first-team matches for three years and replaced Neil McIlhargey in the role of Video and performance technician in summer 2010.
Sport Scientist: Ben Dixon
Dixon has been at Watford since 2008 where he started as an intern in the Sports Science department. He graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Sports Science then went on to do an MSC in the subject at London Metropolitan University.
He spent the next two years as an intern with the Hornets before progressing to the Assistant Fitness Coach role in the 2010-11 season.
He is responsible for the first team and U18s fitness and injured player rehabilitation.
FITNESS COACH: ADE MAFE
A former Olympic 200m Finalist, Mafe became a fitness coach when he retired from athletics in 1996. The one-time European Indoor 200m Champion replaced Matt Springham, who took up a post with Brighton & Hove Albion. Having spent a decade with Chelsea, where he worked with Gianfranco Zola, Mafe has also worked under Roberto di Matteo at Stamford Bridge and MK Dons, as well as spending time at Millwall.