The promotion of Watford from the Championship to the Premier League on Saturday was quite incredible.
Not because Watford are not a good team, but because of the crazy situation involving their managerial record this season.
Current head coach and former-Chelsea midfielder Slavisa Jokanovic has guided the Hertfordshire club to promotion, despite being the club’s fourth boss of the campaign.
Giuseppe Sannino, Oscar Garcia and Billy McKinley all occupied the Hornets managerial position this season prior to Jokanovic taking over in October.
It was a quite bizarre situation for the club to be in, but Jokanovic has done a sterling job with the Hornets.
One achieving promotion the Serbian seemed lost for words, as he revealed after his clubs victory at Brighton on Saturday saying: “It is a crazy Championship. Incredible. We are very happy but I don’t know how to explain it to you. I am a bit surprised and I don’t know what we will do now or in the future.”
One of the main reasons for Watford’s unexpected success this season has been the form of star striker Troy Deeney, who has scored 21 goals this season in the second tier.
The striker is the only Watford player to be named in the Championship Team of the Year.
Watford’s attention will now turn to winning the title, which they will achieve if they gain a victory over Sheffield Wednesday next weekend.
Rivals Bournemouth play on Monday night and could move within a point of the Hornets with a victory.
Whether Watford goes up as champions or not the fact that they will play in the Premier League next season is quite an extraordinary achievement for Jokanovic and his team.
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