Dyche is new Watford boss

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Sean Dyche, Chesterfield’s skipper during their incredible run to the FA Cup semi-final in 1997, is the new manager of Championship side Watford following Malky Mackay’s move to Cardiff City.

The former defender, who will be 40 next week, was Mackay’s assistant having previously been youth-team manager at Vicarage Road.

Dyche left Saltergate for Bristol City after seven years with Chesterfield. He also made 78 appearances for the Hornets.

John Sheridan, a regular raider of his former Oldham players, could well be interested in his former centre half, Reuben Hazel, who’s decided not to accept the deal on the table offered by Latics boss Paul Dickov.

Hazel, 32, had a spell at Chesterfield under Roy McFarland and improved greatly before moving to Boundary Park, with Sheridan the man that signed him.

His availability could trigger an enquiry by his former boss following the release of Ian Breckin from the B2net.