Photography by Rafael de Pazos

Quique Sánchez Flores

Watford, 2015-2016; 2019

“Watford opened my mind. When we coach in the Premier League, we improve”

In 2015, the well-travelled Quique Sánchez Flores agreed to succeed Slavisa Jokanovic at Watford, and in doing so became the club’s fifth manager in a year. Sánchez Flores had previously impressed at Valencia and Atlético Madrid, but without having worked in English football he was being asked to prepare an overhauled squad for the challenge posed by the Premier League.

Despite leading them to a promising 13th-placed finish and the semi finals of the FA Cup, where they lost to Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace, the Spaniard left the club at the conclusion of the 2015/16 season. In an exclusive interview with The Coaches’ Voice, he revisits his first spell at the club, and his first year in English football.

Quique Sánchez Flores

Roy Hodgson

An Englishman in Milan

Crystal Palace’s Roy Hodgson, who has also coached the England national team, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion, revisits his spell in Serie A with Inter Milan
Nigel Pearson

Here and now

Nigel Pearson discusses rebuilding a club at its lowest ebb, and how at Leicester he oversaw Jamie Vardy’s impressive transformation into an England international
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Slavisa Jokanovic

The way to win

Former Watford and Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic discusses the challenge involved in matching the right style to the right team