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Mazzarri '100 per cent' sure he will keep Watford job

Mazzarri's future is uncertain despite guiding Watford to 10th in the Premier League. Credit: PA

Walter Mazzarri is "100 per cent" certain he will be still be the manager at Watford next season after all-but securing the club's Premier League status for another year.

Mazzarri, the Italian in his first campaign in charge of the Hertfordshire club, faced an uncertain future following a string of poor results.

But his Watford side reached the magic 40-point mark with victory against Swansea last weekend and will head to Hull 10th in the table following three victories from their last four games.

As far as I am concerned I will be here 100 per cent next season.

I have a three-year contract here and something terrible must happen for me to leave.

We weren't very lucky with injuries and despite all this we are 10th. You only have to look at what the bookmakers said to know that is an achievement.

– Mazzarri press conference


Wilshere out for the season

Bournemouth confirmed Wilshere will miss the rest of the season Credit: PA

Jack Wilshere will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured leg.

The midfielder, on a season-long loan from Arsenal to Bournemouth, was injured during the 4-0 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday.

The Cherries have announced that Wilshere, 25, will miss the remaining five fixtures of the campaign after scans revealed a "hairline fracture of his left fibula".

Wilshere, plagued by injuries over the last two seasons, moved to Bournemouth in the summer in a bid to get more playing time and prove his fitness.

He started 22 Premier League games for the Cherries, but his spell has now been cut short after yet another injury blow.

Wilshere suffered the fracture after going into a challenge with Tottenham striker Harry Kane, and was jeered by some Spurs fans as he left the field.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe told the club website: "It is a big blow to lose Jack.

"We have loved working with him since he arrived at the club last August. He has made a huge contribution to our season, both on and off the pitch.

"We wish him a quick recovery and thank him for his effort and professionalism while he was with us."

With his spell on the south coast now over, it remains to be seen whether Wilshere has a future at Arsenal, where he has one more season on his current contract.

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