A number of names have been in the frame for the Watford job following Malky Mackay's departure to Cardiff, but the Hertfordshire club have kept it in house by promoting Sean Dyche. Dyche was assistant manager to Mackay with early indications that he might join him at Cardiff, but he's accepted the manager's role today with owner Laurence Bassini saying: "I'm delighted that the board - Graham Taylor, Stuart Timperley and David Fransen - have been able to add their experience to the decision to appoint Sean as our new manager." Former Watford and England boss Taylor was delighted. "I fully endorse Sean's appointment," he said. "It is very good news for Watford Football Club. Continuity is imperative. In Sean, we have a very decent man who understands what it means to work for Watford. "He is a strong advocate of the importance of our home grown talent flourishing, having been youth team coach only a couple of years ago." Bassini added: "For me, this appointment is very much in keeping with 'The Watford Way' of doing things, and that's an ethos I'm growing more familiar with as time goes on." Dyche, a former Watford player, returned to the club in 2007 as youth team coach before being promoted to assistant manager when Malky Mackay replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager in the summer of 2009.