For a long time, Watford FC was an underdog in English football then came Gino Pozzo and things changed. The Hornets rose from Fourth Division to Premier League heights in only four short years after Gino Pozzo acquired the club.
Before being acquired by Gino Pozzo, Watford was a heavily indebted club stuck in Fourth Division. It had seen its last glory days in the 1980s under the leadership of Sir. Elton John. During Elton’s leadership, the club leaped from a fourth-tier squad to the first division.
Since the 1980s, Watford FC had been stuck in the gutters until Gino Pozzo and his father purchased the club in June 2012. Before that, the Pozzo family purchased Grenada FC and Udinese FC, clubs that they also transformed from obscurity to top-flight football.
The Pozzo’s family foray into the sporting industry started in 1986 when Gino Pozzo’s father, Gianpaolo Pozzo, purchased Udinese club. This is their hometown’s football club. The purchase was fueled by the desire to help their local club get through a difficult financial period. Under Gianpaolo’s leadership, Udinese rose from the lowest division to the highest League in only three years.
The experiences with Udinese FC motivated Gino Pozzo and his father to purchase other failing clubs in Europe. Gino Pozzo is considered the Pozzo family mastermind. He is the minds behind the unique scouting model that has made Watford FC a success. Gino Pozzo is involved in the day to day operations of Watford FC. He has invested a lot of money to transform the Hornets to its current state.
The recent successes of the Hornets can be attributed to the entrepreneurial savvy of Gino Pozzo and the morale-building approach of Coach Javi Garcia. Because of the efforts of these two men, Watford FC has lost only two games after 12 games.