Gino Pozzo Is Making the Hornets Smile Again
Soccer fans all over the globe are used to the news of rich billionaires acquiring teams and investing millions in players and stadiums. For the Watford FC owner, that is not the case. Instead of bringing unlimited power of a fat wallet, he brought experience and footballing royalty to the club. He also came armed with a proven footballing strategy.
He learned from his legendary father who coincidentally owns a very successful club in Serie A, Udinese Calcio. When Gino Pozzo took over the reins at Watford football club, the team was drowning in debt and the mediocrity of division 4. His work was cut out. He wanted the club to play in the prestigious English Premier League.
In just four years, Watford FC was playing in the English top flight. That meant that it had consecutive promotions from League 2 to the Premier League. In just four years, the club has staked its claim in the league successfully. At no time have they looked like relinquishing their status in the league.
Gino Pozzo succeeded because he was able to immerse himself in the affairs of the club. He works hard to ensure that the club develops top talents. He understands that the modern game is purely commercial.
Although he loves the community, he knows that he cannot compete with other billionaires. He knows that good players are a product of strategic development.
He has also invested heavily in the club’s recruitment and management policy. If a manager does not carry the vision of the club, they part ways—though this rarely happens. In most cases, other clubs want to sign Watford managers.
Fans are enjoying an excellent spell thanks to Gino Pozzo. They can be sure that big sporting franchises such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspurs visit the Vicarage Stadium at least once every season.
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