Giampaolo and Gino Pozzo, after Spain and Italy have landed in England, and overseas have managed to turn Watford into one of the ten best teams in the country in a few years. An ascent that has become a symbol, a way of seeing things and managing them, at a sporting and corporate level, in a different way. A feat that many in England have called “epic”. Fourteen borrowing players from Udinese and Granada, finals and important achievements. The Gino Pozzo management of Watford was this and much more with the essential presence of the executive president, Raffaele Riva. The connection between Raffaele Riva and Watford was very strong. And again important and frequent changes in the bleachers: Gianfranco Zola, Billy Mckinlay, Slavisa Jokanovic, Giuseppe Sannino, Oscar Garcia, Quique Sánchez Flores, up to Walter Mazzarri. Although Giampaolo Pozzo is the owner of Watford’s organization chart, was entrusted to his son Gino Pozzo and Raffaele Riva. A solid family, a united team, ready to put on the pitch, in Italy, in Spain and in England, the winning Pozzo model.
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Women have an essential role in the Pozzo family. Mrs Pozzo, wife of Giampaolo, fundamental in the decision to buy Udinese football, and in many other decisions related to the social and extra-football aspect of the company, and also the daughter Magda, sister of Gino Pozzo. Magda Pozzo, an expert in marketing and business, has brought many innovations in the management of Udinese Calcio and Watford. From marketing to hospitality, for a new business model, linked to a different football model. Magda’s intervention enriched the management model of Giampaolo and Gino Pozzo. A greater involvement of the public in the championship days, a stadium – the new Dacia Arena – multifunctional, renovated and designed for fans. “We must avoid the mistake of forcing family members who enter the company into responsibilities and areas of action that are experienced as strangers. – explained Magda Pozzo, telling her experience in the “family business” – you become and you are heirs by genetics, but entrepreneurs by choice and willingness to excel. What the young generation must know how to do – she added – is to summarize the family tradition and entrepreneurial vocation in one’s role “.