Watford are in talks to appoint Claudio Ranieri as their new head coach after sacking Xisco Munoz.
Ranieri, who guided Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, left his role as Sampdoria manager at the end of last season.
Watford sacked head coach Xisco Munoz after less than 10 months in charge on Sunday morning, with the club 14th in the Premier League with seven points from their opening seven games.
Ranieri, who will turn 70 later this month and has also managed Chelsea and Fulham, is known very well by the Watford owners and Sky Sports News has been told he was a candidate for the managerial job in the past.
One source has told Sky Sports News that if Ranieri is appointed he will sign a two-year deal at Vicarage Road
Watford are expected to have a new boss in charge ahead of their next Premier League game at home to Liverpool on October 16.
Spaniard Munoz replaced Vladimir Ivic in December 2020 and guided the club to automatic promotion from the Championship last season