There is plenty of exclusive content in this week’s print issue of WD Sport.
We salute Heurelho Gomes after the goalkeeper wins three gongs at the club’s awards evening.
Adam Newson produces an in-depth profile of Walter Mazzarri, Watford’s incoming head coach. “Your first impression is that he is a quiet, calm and shy man but he has an ego,” Aurelio Capaldi, who works for Italian sports channel Rai Sport, told us. “He only thinks about football, he doesn’t seem to have many other interests. He thinks he is very, very good and wants his work to be recognised.”
Kevin Affleck describes, in detail, what it was like to work alongside Quique Sanchez Flores this season and what the head coach messaged him on the day it was officially announced he would not be coaching Watford next season.
There is a fascinating Q&A with Tommy Mooney. “Craig Ramage is an absolute fruit loop,” he said when we asked who his funniest teammate was. “I can’t even explain some of the things he did. If he was chocolate he’d eat himself.” Paul Robinson also gives in insight into what it was like to work under the club’s first ever Italian manager. “The pre-season training was very tough. We did a lot of hours working hard on the training ground but that is what I’ve heard a lot of Italian managers are like. That was the fittest I’ve ever felt.”
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