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Pozzo's address Hornet's supporters

The Pozzo family have this afternoon addressed Watford supporters for the first-time since completing their takeover on Saturday.

The Udinese and Granada owners have released a lengthy statement which can be viewed by clicking here.

One of the key parts of the message was that the Pozzo's do not see Watford, or any of their clubs, as a business and that they were keen to buy into the philosophy of the club.

In terms of long-term ambitions, the statement read as follows:

'Our aim is clear: we wish to establish Watford as a Premier League club, which has revenue to help it become self-sufficient over time.'

The statement continued:

'There are no promises of timescale; only that is our stated ambition to be in the Premier League so that everyone connected with Watford, all of us, can enjoy a successful and sustainable future.'

Among the many positives was the news that the club's prestigious academy was central to the future of the Hornets and that the East Stand would be re-developed as promised by previous owners(!)

The Pozzo's were also at pains to stress the huge importance of the scouting network put in place by the family:

'But of course we want to make the most of our world-class scouting network, which has many years of football experience behind it. That is the advantage of being part of a wider group, a wider family of clubs.'

The names of Scott Duxbury and Gianluca Nani were also dropped into the statement, however there was no mention for either the outgoing Sean Dyche, or incoming Gianfranco Zola.




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The Journalist

Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 3 2012

Time: 6:04PM

 

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