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Claudio Ranieri says the top priority is to keep Watford in the Premier League as he wishes ex-player Xisco Munoz the best of luck following the shock sacking – “We have to be safe”


Claudio Ranieri insists his number one goal at Watford is to keep them in the Premier League.

The Italian replaced Xisco Munoz at Vicarage Road after the Spaniard was sacked after collecting seven points in the season’s opening seven games.

Ranieri has a big job to do
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Ranieri, who turns 70 next week, also paid tribute to the work of Munoz, whom he coached in Valencia in the late 90s.

Ranieri said at his first press conference as Hornets boss: “Why not Watford? I feel good, luckily I feel good, when I think of football, life is good. Football is my life.

“I am very happy to play in one of the best leagues in the world. I’m an ambitious man and I hope to get Watford to be safe at the end of the season and improve.

“We have to be safe. The program is very ambitious and I hope it will be a fantastic ending for Watford and our fans.

Claudio Ranieri says the top priority is to keep Watford in the Premier League as he wishes ex-player Xisco Munoz the best of luck following the shock sacking – “We have to be safe”
His team have seven points in seven Premier League games
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Ranieri, who last worked in England with Fulham in 2019, isn’t worried about the way Watford is getting rid of managers.

He added: “In Italy it is normal to change managers. We have to do our best, I can’t think of the previous manager.

“Xisco was my player in Valencia, I hope he can find a new solution very soon. Now I have to do my best for Watford.

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