Watford add Dean Austin to coaching staff

Dean Austin
Dean Austin last worked as assistant manager at Notts County

Former Watford assistant manager Dean Austin has returned to the club as an assistant coach.

The 44-year-old worked under Brendan Rodgers at Vicarage Road between 2008 and 2009, and was also the current Liverpool boss's number two at Reading.

Hornets boss Slavisa Jokanovic had wanted a British coach on his staff.

Jokanovic said: "Dean will be key in getting a message across to the squad as will his knowledge of British football."

Ex-defender Austin started his career in the Watford academy, but never made a first-team appearance, and instead had spells at Southend United, Tottenham and Crystal Palace.