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Watford FC Football Club Transformation by Gino Pozzo

Gino Pozzo has emerged as a well-known figure in the European sports scene. He owns the Watford Football Club in England and has a reputation for leading lower-division football clubs into the top-flight leagues in their home countries. In his childhood, his parents were passionate about football, and the family was loyal to the Udinese Calcio football club. The young pioneer grew up and earned a masters from Harvard University, and sometime later, he got married and moved to London with his family to focus on his new club at Vicarage Road.

The Pozzo Legacy

The Pozzo family started owning football clubs when Gino’s father, Gianpaolo, purchased the Udinese Club in Italy. The purchase was mainly to help the local community and the club. Surprisingly, Udinese rose from Serie B to the Champions League in three seasons. The family’s experience with Udinese Calcio has taught them a lot, and they’re incorporating that knowledge at Watford.

Gino Pozzo developed the family’s scouting-driven club ownership model, which drove the Udinese Club to success. While living in Barcelona, Gino facilitated the acquisition of Granada Football Club. while in debt. Consequently, Granada rose from Segunda B to Primera Liga in two years due to Gino’s direct involvement in the club’s operations.

Pozzo’s Involvement With Watford

The Pozzo family purchased The Watford Club in 2012 while struggling in debt. At the time of acquisition, the family-owned three football clubs in Italy, Spain, and England. Watford rose to the Premier League from the Fourth Division four years later, and Gino Pozzo sold most of his Granada F.C. shares to the Link International Sports owner, Jiang Lizhang. This allowed him to focus more on Watford and Udinese.

Gino Pozzo’s strategy focuses on a long-term approach and vision flexibility. It also involves a scout-driven approach, freely trading players in the family’s clubs for their benefit. Consequently, since the club’s glory days, Watford’s current squad has been among the best. Refer to this article for more information.


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