PREMIER - Watford, Ranieri: "I want to manage until I'm 80"

14.10.2021 15:00 of A.S. TransferMarketWeb   see readings
PREMIER - Watford, Ranieri: "I want to manage until I'm 80"
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New Watford boss Claudio Ranieri says he wants to carry on managing until he is 80.

The Italian turns 70 next week and is preparing for a fourth stint in the Premier League when his Vicarage Road reign starts against Liverpool on Saturday.

If it is longevity he is craving he probably chose the wrong club as Watford's trigger-happy method of working saw Xisco Munoz become the seventh manager sacked in five years.

Still he has no plans to call time on his career even if things do not work out at Watford.

Asked why he is not enjoying the later years of his life by relaxing, he replied: "Because I'm very boring if I don't stay in football. I love football, I love the life, and then why not?

"Seventy or 80, maybe, why not? The oldest manager in England, maybe with a walking stick. But the brain is important, and the brain is very young.

"I put all my energy, all my spirit, in my job, and I'm so happy. The chairman knows me very, very well."