Despite a season of speculation, injury and often turmoil, Walter Mazzarri has no regrets over his spell in the top job at Vicarage Road.

The Italian's departure was agreed earlier this week, and while the Watford Observer is aware Mazzarri himself was not against leaving, he spoke today about his sadness in saying goodbye to Watford for good.

He leaves without any regrets, however, in his own words, even that of failing to pick up English sufficiently during the year - in fact, he is going to keep learning.

"I have no regrets at all," he said. "I am still learning the language. The questions, I understand almost all of them but I want to make sure that I can give the best answer I can by using a translator.

"I will still have the course in the Netherlands and if I will come back to manage in the UK, I will know how to speak English. It is similar to how other managers have - Pochettino took two years to learn the language.

"This year, I would have liked to have had more lessons but with everything that has happened, it has been difficult. I had to find the time, and I did, but I would have liked to have had more time. It has been a difficult season."

Mazzarri was also, publicly at least, happy with the decision to announce the change in head coach in midweek, leaving him in charge for Sunday's game with Manchester City already knowing it will be his last.

"I think it was the right choice," he said. "It was the decision that was taken, and also to avoid anything with you asking questions about my future and to allow the last day of the season to be a festive day, with everyone happy. We are going to celebrate the team and not other things."