Departing Watford coach Walter Mazzarri insists he has enjoyed his time at the club but has hit out at their mentality.

Mazzarri hits out at Watford's mentality

Mazzarri hits out at Watford's mentality

The Hornets managed to avoid relegation this season but the club's board have still decided to part company with Mazzarri.

They can still climb the table by winning their final game of the season against Manchester City and finish 17th in the standings.

Mazzarri admits he is already looking for a job in Spain and Portugal but insists he has enjoyed his first spell in English football.

However, it could be his last after admitting that the mentality at the club was not what he expected.

He told the Hertfordshire Mercury: "It has been a great experience, I am very happy to have lived it. It has been interesting to see English football from within.

"We have had some problems, but we have met the target. It was a shame that right at our best, when everything went well, when we were seventh, we had an incredible accumulation of injuries.

"Despite these misfortunes, we were able to reach the 40 points with six games remaining, which is the record for this club. As we secured safety long before the end of the season, it is normal that from there the players will relax.

"This club does not have the same ambitions, the same mentality, as the previous clubs in which I have been. I tried to instill a winning mentality here, but between the injuries and the difficulties that have come at the end of the season, it has not been possible."