Gianfranco Zola has been appointed as manager of Watford, the club have announced.

The Italian has signed a two-year deal at the npower Championship club after the Hornets' new owners confirmed the sacking of Sean Dyche.

"Everyone knows how Gianfranco Zola likes football to be played," Watford technical director Gianluca Nani told the club's official website. "I think Watford's fans can expect an exciting and attacking style from his team. Gianfranco represents this project perfectly."

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