Watford manager Xisco Munoz has refused to rule out a return to Spain.
That’s according to Spanish outlet Las Provincias (via Sport Witness), who revealed that the Hornets manager is very much open to returning to LaLiga in the future, however, the former Dinamo Tbilisi boss did appear to be fully concentrated on the Watford job at present.
When asked whether he would like to return to Spain, Xisco said: “I wish. But right now, I’m just thinking about continuing to learn. The next objective is the Premier League, which is very exciting, in the best competition in the world.”
Having taken over at Vicarage Road from Vladimir Ivic back in December, Xisco has guided a side who were sitting in fifth place in the Championship table to comfortably secure automatic promotion, winning 17, drawing three and losing just four of his 24 league games in charge of the club.
And, while it would appear unlikely that either Xisco or the Watford owners would be having doubts regarding his future at the club after such a magnificent second half of the season, the Hornets do have a history of making rash decisions immediately after success.
Upon their promotion to the Premier League back in the 2014/15 season, when Slavisa Jokanovic had guided the club to second place in the league, the Watford owners decided to part company with the former Chelsea midfielder that summer, subsequently appointing Quique Sanchez Flores to lead the team in their top-flight campaign.
However, considering just how well Xisco appears to have slotted in at Vicarage Road, as well as the impressive levels of performances he seems to be able to get out of the current Watford squad, it would be an extremely unwise call to get rid of the Spaniard now, despite the fact the 40-year-old may be harbouring secret desires to one day return to LaLiga.