Slaven Bilic given vote of confidence by Watford board

How reassuring

Watford’s Slaven Bilic has been given a vote of confidence by the club’s board who dismissed speculation the long-serving manager’s job was under threat.

It was rumoured Bilic could be on his way out of Vicarage Road after a glorious 24 hours at the helm for the 54-year-old Croat.

Watford sources claim Hornets chiefs were keen to freshen things up by appointing their 347th new manager in the past 12 years.

However, club owner Gino Pozzo put any speculation to bed by giving the former West Ham boss a vote of confidence.

‘Stability has always been important to me’, Pozzo told Paddy Power News.

‘Slaven has given this club many hours of dedicated service and we hope he can continue for hours to come’.

‘He ticked all the boxes when it came to choosing a new Watford boss’.

‘In that, he was only coach with a pro-license left in the world who hasn’t already been Watford boss’.

‘Ideally, he would’ve had the same initials as one of the last 20 managers I sacked because all this new personalised training gear is costing us a fortune. But you can’t have it all your own way, can you?’

It’s understood the former Everton defender fought off stiff competition from Quique Sánchez Flores’ nan, David Furnish and Bernie Taupin to land the job.

‘At this stage of my career I had two choices: sign for Nottingham Forest or become Watford manager’, Bilic told Paddy Power News.

‘And to be honest, the thought of Jesse Lingard moonwalking across the City Ground turf made it no choice at all


‘It is the dream of every young coach in Europe to have ‘sacked by Watford after 13 games’ on their CV. And I am no different’.

In related news, a recent poll found that Watford coach Hayden Mullins has been voted the most overworked caretaker since Springfield Elementary School’s Groundskeeper Willie.

*Paddy Power’s breaking news coverage is just complete nonsense, every word of it. Honest.

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