Walter Mazzarri is "100 per cent" certain he will be manager at Watford next season after all-but securing the club's top-flight status

Mazzarri keen to stay

Mazzarri keen to stay

Mazzarri, the Italian in his first campaign in charge of the Hertfordshire club, faced an uncertain future following a string of poor results.

But his Watford side reached the magic 40-point mark with victory against Swansea last weekend and will head to Hull 10th in the table following three victories from their last four games.

Spaniard Quique Sanchez Flores guided Watford to an FA Cup semi-final and an impressive 13th place on the club's return to the Premier League last season, but was still given his marching orders.

Mazzarri, however, is confident he will be in charge of Watford next year regardless of what happens in the remaining six matches.

"As far as I am concerned I will be here 100 per cent next season," Mazzarri said ahead of his side's trip to the KC Stadium on Saturday.

"I have a three-year contract here and something terrible must happen for me to leave.

"We weren't very lucky with injuries and despite all this we are 10th. You only have to look at what the bookmakers said to know that is an achievement."