Official: Pearson Appointed New Head Coach
Watford appoint Nigel Pearson as new head coach
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Nigel Pearson appointed Watford head coach
Pearson will be assisted by Craig Shakespeare, who worked with him during his two spells at Leicester as well as at West Bromwich Albion and Hull City, and briefly succeeded him at the King Power Stadium following Pearson’s departure in 2015.
He is set to rake in a substantial “survival” bonus if he can maintain his record of never being relegated as a manager. Watford also have the option of extending his deal for another season if both parties agree in the summer.
Nigel Pearson is already stressing the importance of playing with “passion” to Watford’s under-achieving, rock-bottom players.