Gracia ready to sign new Watford contract

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Watford head coach Javi Gracia has revealed talks over extending his contract are “going well”.

The Spaniard joined Watford on an 18-month deal in January following the departure of Marco Silva, and helped guide the Hertfordshire club on to a 14th place-finish.

The Hornets opened the new campaign with five straight victories, four in the Premier League.

However, Gracia’s side have not won since and were beaten 4-0 at home by Bournemouth ahead of the international break.

Nevertheless, the approach of the 48-year-old has gone down well with the squad and Italian owners, which looks set to see his stay at Vicarage Road extended.

“I’ll like to be here more time because I am very settled here,” Gracia said on the club’s website.

“I see my long-term future here and I can fulfil my ambitions at this club. We are talking and talks are going well.

“I feel very happy here. I feel the love by the supporters and by the club.

“In football, you never know what happens in the next two weeks, but I prefer to focus on the next game, to do my job, to do my best, so we’ll see.”