Watford give boss Mackay new deal

04 March 2011 02:08
Watford manager Malky Mackay and his assistant Sean Dyche have been handed new three-and-a-half-year deals.The pair's current contracts were set to expire in the summer of 2012. [LNB]Mackay has been linked with a number of vacancies at other clubs this season, including Newcastle and Burnley, after an impressive campaign so far. [LNB]"I think supporters have seen a man at work who genuinely cares for the well-being of Watford," chairman Graham Taylor told the club website. [LNB]"I'd like to remind our supporters that when we first appointed Malky we, as a board, made it very clear we felt it important we should stand firmly behind our manager at all times, and as such gave him a three-year contract. [LNB]"Malky's willingness to accept the challenges that face him and buy into the philosophy of the club has been admirable. [LNB]"So we have secured the services of two men who want to put the future of Watford first in everything they do." [LNB]Mackay and Dyche took up their roles in the summer of 2009 following the departure of Brendan Rodgers. [LNB]In their first season at the helm, with the club teetering on the edge of entering administration, the Hornets maintained their Championship status. [LNB]And this campaign, despite being pre-season favourites for the drop and a heavy reliance on academy products, has seen the Hornets establish themselves in the top half of the table.

Source: BBC_Sport