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Watford in talks with Udinese caretaker coach Luca Gotti

Watford are in talks to bring Luca Gotti back to England for their Championship campaign.

The Hornets have begun negotiations with Gotti, who works at sister club Udinese, to take charge next season. The Italian would succeed the sacked Nigel Pearson as manager.

Gotti, who previously was on Maurizio Sarri's staff at Chelsea, has already met with representatives of the English club.

After Sarri's departure for Juventus, Gotti accepted an assistant role at Udinese under Igor Tudor. Then, when Tudor left the club last year, Gotti took over as caretaker.

Both Udinese and Watford are owned by the Pozzo family. Giampaolo Pozzo is the owner of the Italian club, while his son Gino owns the Hornets.

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