Watford hires Giuseppe Sannino as manager

The Italian owners of Watford have replaced one Italian manager

with another by hiring Giuseppe Sannino.

Two days after Gianfranco Zola resigned from the second-tier

club, Sannino has been handed his first job outside Italy by the

Pozzo family.

The 56-year-old Sannino has been out of work since being fired

last month by Chievo.

Watford is 13th in the 24-team League Championship and is

winless in its last nine games.