Watford, remember, have had eight different men in charge of their first team since the Pozzo family bought the club in summer 2012.
“When I spoke to the president he gave me a three-year contract,” said Mazzarri. “He believed in me. Instead of one year or two years as often happened, he wanted to start a new cycle with me and give me three years.”
Meanwhile, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has been named as an assistant to new Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.
Henry, a member of France’s 1998 World Cup winning team, will be part of the backroom staff alongside Graeme Jones, who was Martinez’s assistant at Swansea, Wigan and Everton.