Quique Sanchez Flores says he accepts he has to work “week-by-week, game-by-game” and can’t assume too far forward after changing into Watford’s 10th head coach in seven years.
The Spaniard has returned to Vicarage Street following the sacking of compatriot Javi Gracia, simply 4 video games into the Premier League season, and confirmed that he had held talks with the membership to “clarify” his place and the best way wherein he left three years in the past.
When he was let go by Watford after one season in cost – with a 12-month choice not taken up on his contract – Flores accused the membership of working “coldly, pessimistically and without enjoying positive achievements”.
Nonetheless Flores stated on his return: “I prefer to work in the best way that individuals round me really feel completely happy and if for some cause somebody round me is just not completely happy and they’re the leaders of the membership, in fact it’s not a very good place to maintain working. It’s simple to know.
“That you must make clear this stuff that you’ve the sensation that you simply had a ‘lost conversation’ with somebody. It’s doable. It occurs so much in soccer. So I’ve the sensation of a ‘lost conversation’ and we solved it.
“I’m in a very good place now. What occurred years in the past can occur in your home, in your loved ones, together with your spouse, together with your girlfriend or your youngsters. You’ve got some historical past.
“One thing totally different occurs daily. That you must go away, it is advisable to give orders, obtain orders. It’s not the identical sort of relationship each time.
“Things change. It’s possible in football because in football it’s difficult to keep up the relationship all the time.”
Flores revealed the timetable of his return, having stop his job teaching in China with Shanghai Shenhua final month and with different golf equipment curious about him. He stated he had first been contacted by Watford after Gracia’s penultimate sport in cost towards West Ham United.
“I was at home, just about one week after I arrived from China and there was a message to tell me there was someone who wanted to talk with me. And I said, ‘Watford?’ And they said, ‘Yes’, and I said, ‘OK, I can guess’,” Flores stated.
“I didn’t even know the result of the last match, against West Ham [a 3-1 defeat]. I have DAZN [an on-demand streaming service] and I had recorded the Watford match because I was travelling. And when I received the text I thought ‘maybe they didn’t win’.”
Gracia had yet one more sport, the 1-1 draw away to Newcastle United, earlier than he was dismissed with Watford backside of the Premier League forward of dealing with Arsenal at residence on Saturday. Flores stated it was now the best way that golf equipment function that coaches are usually not given time and that he had come to just accept that.
“It’s really sad. It is for Javi; it is for me. It’s around the world now. It’s really easy to replace the coach,” Flores stated.
“I was in China and, in one month, more and more teams call to replace the coach. I say: ‘How is that possible? We are in August and have had maybe two, three matches. How is it possible they are thinking about the change?’ It’s not just Watford but around the world. For coaches the situation is very difficult now.”
Flores has signed a two-year deal, with no break clause, in contrast to his earlier contract, however added: “Soccer is absolutely quick now. It was an enormous unstable scenario now for the coach after outcomes. So, it is advisable to be prepared. Increasingly more you realise and when you find yourself working, it’s very essential to get a very good outcome as a result of if not, it’s very troublesome for the golf equipment to carry the coach.
“Obviously the coach knows he needs to think week-by-week, game-by-game and this is the way we can do. Anything else, it’s completely unnecessary for a coach to think about what happened next year or in six months when you have all these challenges around you.”
Nonetheless, and with feeling of unfinished enterprise within the Premier League, Flores has backed himself to be a hit at Watford, after main them to 13th place within the league of their first marketing campaign again within the high flight and to an FA Cup semi-final with a far inferior squad to the one he inherits and which contains £31 million report signing Ismaila Sarr.
It’s understood that a part of Watford’s frustration with Gracia, who appeared deeply affected by the 6-Zero FA Cup closing defeat by Manchester Metropolis, was that he had not used the striker.