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Javi Gracia signs new Watford contract

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Watford manager Javi Gracia has committed his immediate future to the club by signing a new contract which keeps him at the club until 2023.

Gracia, who signed an 18-month contract when he replaced Marco Silva in January, has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal at Vicarage Road.

The length of the contract is a significant show of faith in the former Malaga manager, from a club that has had three managers since gaining promotion to the Premier League in 2015.

“I am very happy to extend my contract. I am very proud in this moment to be part of this club and to belong here for more seasons,” Gracia told the club’s official website

“We are delighted that Javi has agreed an extension to his contract, chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury, commented.”

“From day one it was clear that Javi worked well with us and shared our vision of how to achieve success for Watford Football Club, and we are looking forward to continuing that work together for many years to come.”

The Hornets have enjoyed a relatively good start to the new League campaign after winning their first four games in the league.