Former Watford head coach Javi Gracia has said he still finds it difficult to understand his sacking at the start of this season.

The Spaniard guided the Hornets to their best every Premier League finish in the previous campaign, as well as taking them to the FA Cup final for the first time since 1984.

However, after just four Premier League games, Gracia was sacked and replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores.

Speaking to El Desmarque in Spain, Gracia said: "It is difficult for me to explain why. Everything I say is going to sound like justification for the dismissal. I said at the time that I did not understand much. We started with bad results and they decided after the fifth game that I should not continue."

The former boss said he would like another job in England, but is also open to a return to Spain.

"If something comes out in England I would like to and if not, we will return to Spain to see if any options come out," he said.

"My headquarters is in Pamplona but I am planning to have another headquarters in Malaga."