Former Watford boss Gracia to take over at Al Sadd

Watford manager Javi Gracia is seen prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford FC at St. James Park on August 31, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.


Former Watford head coach Javi Gracia has been named coach of Qatari club Al Sadd.

The Spaniard was sacked at Vicarage Road four games into the 2019/20 season, with the Hornets going onto get relegated at the end of the campaign.

He then took over at Spanish side Valencia, but lasted just under a year in that position, with the La Liga outfit in 14th place at the time.

Al Sadd announced his appointment this evening and said he will be officially unveiled tomorrow at 11am at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena.

Watford Head Coach Javi Gracia gestures during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Watford FC at St. James Park on August 31, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.


During his time at Watford, Gracia won 25 of the 66 games he was in charge for and led the Hornets to the FA Cup final for only the second time in their history at the end of the 2018/19 season.

He is expected to sign a contract with Al Sadd until 2023, with the option of another year.

OFFICIAL: Javi Gracia will be the new coach of #AlSadd


He will be presented tomorrow at 11 AM at the conference hall of Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arenapic.twitter.com/NkFbFkOITN

— 🏆 #76 Al Sadd SC | نادي السد (@AlsaddSC) December 7, 2021

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