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Gracia eyes Cup success

6th April 2019, 11:21 by Nick Harris

Boss Javi Gracia insists guiding Watford to the FA Cup final will be his greatest managerial achievement to date.

The Hornets face Wolves on Sunday looking to reach just the second FA Cup showpiece in the club's history and their first since 1984.

Gracia, who took charge at Vicarage Road in January 2018, rarely talks about his own success but feels another trip to Wembley on May 18 would be special.

"I have never coached in a final," the 48-year-old said.

"I have reached semi-finals in Russia (as Rubin Kazan boss) but a final I never played and it would be the best achievement in my career for sure.

"It is something special this season because we worked really hard in pre-season and in all competitions and now we have the opportunity to enjoy with the supporters at Wembley one special game."

He added: "It is very good for all the squad. We have 26 players who have all done well in different moments. It is a good reward for all of them, not just the 11 players who play the next game.

"It is something different for our supporters and I am happy they have the chance to enjoy going to Wembley."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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