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Quique Sanchez Flores is eager for Watford to step into the limelight

By Staff Reporter

Quique Sanchez Flores is refusing to let speculation surrounding his future overshadow Watford's FA Cup semi-final.

The Hornets head to Wembley to face Crystal Palace tomorrow amid rumours the club's owners are not happy with their form since the turn of the year.

Despite their cup heroics and achieving Premier League survival with room to spare, Flores' position appears to be under threat after just three league wins in 2016. But the Spaniard insisted: "This is the time to talk about Watford, to talk about Watford fans and how important this is.

"It is not the time to talk about me. I can just transmit to the Watford fans that I am completely focused and happy. Watford fans need to know that I am completely happy at Watford.

"My future is completely happy, because I have an amazing family, amazing kids, I am happy with my profession and I am happy with Watford fans.

"So my future is completely safe and is not important in this conversation. This conversation is about this match and Crystal Palace. The only thing I am worried about is this match."

Owner Gino Pozzo is not averse to changing head coaches, with Flores their fifth in the space of a year when he was appointed by the newly-promoted club last summer.

So if Flores' time is nearly up, he seems to be determined to go out in style.

"I always work until the last moment," he added. "I am not the type of person who thinks about the future, I am always living in the present.

"Now what I know is that it is one month until the end of the season and I want to enjoy it. Not to be afraid of anything. No fears. I want to try to enjoy it."

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