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Former Shanghai Shenhua Boss Quique Sanchez Flores Returns to Watford

Quique Sanchez Flores, the former boss of Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua, has returned for a second spell in charge of English Premier League side Watford.

His appointment comes following the dismissal of his countryman Javi Gracia just four games into the new Premier League season. The club confirmed today via Twitter that they will be turning to a pair of hold hands to steady the ship after a poor start in their bid to retain Premier League status.



Flores was dismissed from his role in charge of Shanghai Shenhua earlier this season after the side only won three of their opening 15 games, leaving them in 12th place. He parted ways with the club on the 3rd of July and was replaced by South Korean Choi Kang-Hee.

The Spaniard becomes the next in a line of many coaches to return to Europe after moving to the Far East. Former Shanghai SIPG coach Andre Villas-Boas was appointed as the coach of French Ligue 1 giants Marseille earlier this season, and last season Manuel Pelligrini made a high profile move from Hebei China Fortune to West Ham United.

Quique will face a stern test to start of his second spell at the club, as the Hornets face Arsenal at Vicarage Road this Sunday before traveling to face defending Premier League champions Manchester City in the following match.