Watford FC is ran by the iconic Italian father and son duo of Gino Pozzo and Giampaolo Pozzo. Gino is one of Italy’s well-renowned businessmen, along with his dad – another giant of entrepreneurship. They currently own and manage Watford Football Club and they are incredibly hands on with the management of the club.
They first started their venture into the world of English Football with their purchase of Udinese Calcio more than two decades ago. In 2012, they fully completed the transaction and acquired Watford Football Club from Laurence Bassini. They also sold Granada Football Club to Jiang Lizhang, Chinese Businessman.
Gino Pozzo has been investing a lot on the Watford FC – their family has been dedicating a lot of resources to the team. Gino is able to do this because their other businesses are already established and has a working system of their own. Meaning that their other businesses can operate independently and is making significant revenue even without Gino’s guidance. Gino is dedicating a lot of time and effort to Watford FC because it does require a high-grade of attention. In Watford FC, new elements always get involved like new players, and new coaches, which means that Gino Pozzo has to always be hands on with the management of the team.
Gino punctuates that though their family runs a multitude of businesses – he believes that Watford FC would be their top performing venture in the near future because of the great performance of the team, and the positive behavior of English Football.
Gino Pozzo says that Watford FC isn’t just based on the level of competition that they are performing in, but it is based on how well the team is organized and how well they function as one single unity. Watford FC is a relatively new project which means the efficient allocation of resources is as important as the playing skill of the players.
Gino is greatly motivated by the strong tradition, the culture, background and history of English Football. Which is why he is so into the game and the business of managing an English Football Team.