Claudio Ranieri Has Praised The Watford Board For Their ‘Fantastic Recruitment’

This has been shown with OGC Nice left-back Hassane Kamara and Udinese central defender Samir being added to the squad, while the signing of Congolese midfielder Edo Kayembe has also now been confirmed.

When asked about his personal role in the recruitment process at the club, Ranieri explained that he is in constant communication with the Watford board regarding new deals and was more than happy for the latest players to be signed.

He said: “I spoke with the board every day, and I continue to speak with them every day.

“I know the board has a very fantastic recruitment, no? And when they told me there are these players, I watched these players and I said, ‘Yes, they are very good’.

“And I am involved. I agree with the board.”

Ranieri will be hoping that the new signings can make an impact for the Hornets, who currently sit two points above the relegation zone with just two wins and nine losses from the Italian’s 11 games in charge.

The Daily Mail have suggested that the pressure is mounting on Ranieri, but due to his long-term relationship with the Pozzo family, he may well be afforded more time to correct the ship than others before him in the Vicarage Road hotseat.

Over the summer, the likes of Emmanuel Dennis and Moussa Sissoko were both brought in, and have turned out to be crucial first-team members and very shrewd moves. However, for every Dennis, there seems to be a Danny Rose.

The Englishman arrived on a free ahead of the start of the season but looks set to already depart this winter, with Ranieri claiming he ‘prefers other kinds of players’ for that role. While the decision to hand Ashley Fletcher a five-year contract also seems questionable, with the 25-year-old playing just 27 minutes of Premier League football so far.

On the pitch, the upcoming FA Cup game against Leicester could provide an opportunity to give the side a much-needed boost – especially with the Foxes suffering major injury issues – while it could also afford some first minutes for the new signings of Kamara, Samir, and possibly even Kayembe.

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The three new signings may just be what the club needs, but despite the obvious need for a positive winter transfer market when the Italian was asked if January held the key to the club’s survival, he was adamant it did not.

“No, no, no, no,” he said. “The decision is at the end of the Premier League, not now.”

Though he did state: “I think these three new players can improve the team.”

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