Gra­cia close to new deal

Sunderland Echo - - Sport -

Wat­ford boss Javi Gra­cia has said he is very close to sign­ing a new con­tract with the Premier League club.

It has been re­ported the Spa­niard is set to agree terms on a new three-year deal with the Hor­nets.

And when asked on Thurs­day for an up­date on the mat­ter, Gra­cia said : “We are mov­ing for­ward.

“I am pos­i­tive, but it’s not fin­ished yet. We’ll see in the next weeks. But I am pos­i­tive, yes. Very close? Yes.”

Gra­cia, ap­pointed in Jan­uary on an 18-month con­tract, is the 10th man­ager Wat­ford have had since their Ital­ian own­ers the Pozzo fam­ily took over at Vicarage Road in June 2012.

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