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Scott Duxbury
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Club as Coach Watford FC [chairman]

2019 09 07 Retrieve

[Quique Sanchez Flores has been unveiled as the new Watford boss after the Hornets confirmed the departure of manager Javi Gracia on Saturday with just four games played of the 2019-20 Premier League season] Watford Football Club confirms the departure of Head Coach Javi Gracia

2019 09 07b Retrieve

[Watford released a fresh statement confirming the return of Javi Gracia’s compatriot] Watford FC announces the appointment of Quique Sánchez Flores as the club’s new head coach. The 54-year-old returns to Vicarage Road, having guided Watford to a comfortable mid-table finish during the 2015-16 campaign - the club’s first season back in the Premier League

2019 09 07c Retrieve

[Scott Duxbury on Javi Gracia’s departure] Javi has represented Watford with great dignity and will always be deserving of our fullest respect for his achievements. Javi Gracia’s staff will also be leaving the club, ahead of the imminent appointment of a new coaching team. Everyone at the Hornets wishes Javi and his staff all the very best for the future, and they will always be welcome visitors in the future at Vicarage Road

2019 12 01 Retrieve

[Watford sack Quique Sanchez Flores after just 85 days in charge] Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision. The appointment of a new head coach is imminent, and with nearly two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful

2019 12 06 Retrieve

[Watford chairman Scott Duxbury was pleased to get the deal over the line] Nigel Pearson is an impressive coach and comes with all of the experience and success we believe can have a very positive impact on our season. It’s been a pleasure spending time listening to the passion with which he talks about the game. His enthusiasm, organisation and motivation will I’m certain prove essential in driving the team forwards and upwards over the coming weeks and months

2020 05 09 Retrieve

[Watford chairman Scott Duxbury says the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ plans aren’t fair on smaller clubs who will be more affected by the loss of home advantage] We are now told we cannot play our remaining home games at Vicarage Road and the familiarity and advantage that brings. This against a backdrop of players who, having seen their lives turned upside down along with the rest of the world, are suddenly expected to perform as if nothing has happened, despite the rest of society probably still facing the kind of restrictions unenforceable on a football pitch. We have club medical staff working under conditions that no doctor or physio has ever experienced with guidelines that, in no small part, are based at this stage on supposition rather than scientific fact. And with all these compromises and health risks we are asked to finish a competition that bears no resemblance to the one we started, which could end a small club like Watford’s time in the Premier League. So is this fair? Does it have any semblance of sporting integrity? Of course not. The Bundesliga will return on May 16 with home and away fixtures. They have found a way to implement all the proposals we have been talking about in our Premier League meetings without the need to resort to neutral venues

Do the authorities seriously believe our clubs, in their own grounds, cannot deliver a safe environment for the 300 or so people involved in hosting a single Premier League match? Because, in the world of Covid-19, there is no such thing as an entirely safe environment wherever we play. The police also talk about fans flouting restrictions when football restarts and that this is a concern for the authorities, but I believe we would have more control over supporters playing at our own grounds. After all, Liverpool were emphatic their fans would be sensible and listen to club instructions when their own mayor came out against a return to football. If Liverpool wholeheartedly believe this when they are 25 points clear and on the brink of a first title for 30 years, I’m sure all other fans would follow suit