Gino Pozzo Returns Watford FC To Their 1980s Glory Days
The fans at Watford FC of the English Premier League have been explaining how they feel they are experiencing their longest period of success since the 1980s. Back in the 1980s, manager Graham Taylor and owner Sir Elton John led the team to the old first division and a spot in the 1984 FA Cup Final when the Hornets achieved notoriety for their goalkeeper, Steve Sherwood wearing a red jersey. The current state of the club is even healthier than it was in the 1980s when they relied heavily on investment from the rock star, Sir Elton John to remain afloat.
Sir Elton John remains the honorary life President of Watford for the good work he has done for the team over the years, but the day to day running is left to owner Gino Pozzo. Pozzo was not always welcomed by the fans of Watford, but the club is now seen as one of the most stable and secure in the world of soccer. For Gino Pozzo, retaining the Premier league position of the club for the long term is the first step each season, with the club seeing its policy of investing in youth players and youngsters with something to prove pay off greatly.
The Chief Executive of Watford, Scott Duxbury backs up the claims that Gino Pozzo is a force to be reckoned with in the world of soccer. Duxbury admits the change to a system where the head coach of the club is not the overall leader was initially a difficult transition, but he now sees the benefits that have been gained. Duxbury believes Gino Pozzo has the ability to create something special at Watford because he is willing to work with a range of options and experts to improve the future of the club as a whole.