Date: 22nd May 2017 at 4:26pm
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Returning to Watford is perhaps unlikely but after the thrashing to end his Hornets spell against Manchester City Walter Mazzarri said he’s open to a future Premier League career.

Having confirmed the exit of Mazzarri ahead of Sunday’s game his potential swansong in English football ended with Watford thrashed 5-0 at Vicarage Road, admittedly this was an injury depleted squad.

But a continued stint in England, a returning one would at least, is one Mazzarri isn’t closing the door on.

Mazzarri told Sky Sports: ‘I have had a lot of satisfaction this year. It has been a fantastic experience. Of course, if there is a team that would make me competitive enough in this league then I would think about it. If not, I will have to make another decision.’

The loss of half a dozen defenders for the Man City game was a reflection of the injury problems Mazzarri feels he faced during his one-season spell at Watford.

When asked about his year in England, Mazzarri said: ‘When we had our full squad we were seventh in the league then things started to happen with injuries. We reached 40 points with six games left and we were 10th in the table. Two days ago I realised we were going to be without six defenders. That has never happened in my career but that is the summary of the season.’

Heading into this game Mazzarri, who is second only to the man he replaced, Quique Sanchez Flores, in terms of his wins to games ratio in a Premier League season, read out a long prepared statement.

In this Mazzarri said he had agreed with the club announcing the decision on his future ahead of Sunday’s game and insisted he had no regrets about his own performance during his Watford spell, but again bemoaned injuries.

The Italian, who also played down his lack of English playing a part in his downfall, insisted there hadn’t been any fallout with players, specifically captain Troy Deeney.

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