Vladimir Ivić is the new Head Coach of Watford, the club is delighted to confirm.
A two-time league winner as manager of Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv, in both 2018/19 and 2019/20, Ivić also led PAOK to Greek Cup glory in 2016/17.
“First of all, from the beginning I have a big expectation of myself and of my coaching staff,” Ivić told watfordfc.com.
“It’s my first time in England and I need to adapt as fast as possible, to do the best for the club is very important to me.”
The 43-year-old has signed a one-year contract, with a further year option held by the Hornets, and will start work with the Hornets’ squad on Monday, alongside his three-strong coaching team.
Ivić added: “I’ve worked with my coaching staff for three years, so I know that we will ask the most from ourselves so we can help the players to achieve the club’s goals.”
Born in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia, the former midfielder represented the country of his birth at Under-21 level as a player before earning full caps for Serbia & Montenegro. At club level, he won the First League of FR Yugoslavia three times with Partizan Belgrade.