Watford FC is a pro football club that is based out of Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Watford FC is part of the Premier League, which is considered to be at the top level of the U.K. football league system. The football club was founded in 1898.
Gino Pozzo is the owner of Watford FC in England and an Italian businessman. Gino Pozzo at one point received a substantial offer for a percentage in Watford Football Club from an American media company, Prolific Media Holdings. This New York-based company was looking to buy a substantial share of Watford FC. Pozzo bought this football club for £500k more than five years ago.
High Profile People of Watford FC
Although Gino Pozzo has received some recognition as the owner of Watford FC, much more high-profile types have owned the football club. Sir Elton John, who noted that he had been a lifelong fan of the team, became the club’s president in 1973 and chairman in the late ’70s. He is currently the honorary life president of Watford FC.
Much like Elton John’s stints with Watford FC, there has been plenty of manager changes over the years. Graham Taylor, who became the manager for the football club at 32 during Elton John’s time as chairman in 1976. In 1978, the football club was able to clinch their Fourth Division title with a ten-plus point spread over Southend United. Graham Taylor was the manager of Watford FC until the 1986–87 season when he moved on to the football club, Aston Villa.
FA Cup Updates in 2019 for Watford FC
Currently, the Pozzo owned team is making headway, ranked seventh in the Premier League and having some good luck by making it to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. The Watford Hornet’s manager, Javi Gracia was elated by their recent win over Cardiff City FC, by the score of 5-1 at Cardiff Stadium.