Mazzarri eyes La Liga move

Departing Watford manager Walter Mazzarri is eyeing a job in Spain or Portugal when his spell at Vicarage Road comes to an end.

Watford’s final day encounter against Manchester City will be Mazzarri’s last as manager after the Hornets announced earlier this week that he is leaving the club by mutual consent.

Mazzarri departs just one year into a three-year deal after Watford have suffered five Premier League defeats on the spin.

Although the club have never been in any real relegation danger, Mazzarri admits he has found it tough and is now looking to move back to Continental Europe.

“I am tired after a demanding year, but it all depends on the offers you receive. If nothing came up that interested me, I wouldn’t mind having some time off," he told

“When I finished my last job in Italy, I felt that my motivation had peaked and that’s why I came to England. I needed a new challenge.

“Now I would like to go to Spain, Portugal or any other destination that motivates me. I like getting to know a new league.

“It doesn’t have to be a very big club, I’d rather just have a project that I know is mine.

“It has been a great experience and I am very happy to have done this. It was interesting to see English football from the inside. We had some problems, but we achieved our target of safety and beat teams like Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton.

“Unfortunately, when all was going well and we were in seventh place, we had this incredible glut of injuries and at one point half the squad was out of action. We still reached 40 points with six rounds remaining, so it was only natural that the players relaxed after that.”