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Published: 14:35 | 22/4/16

Flores focused on FA Cup

Not distracted by talk of disquiet

Watford manager Quique Sanchez Flores says he will not be distracted by questions over his future as the club prepares for Sunday's FA Cup semi-final clash with Crystal Palace at Wembley.

The Spaniard insists that he is fully focused on the task at hand despite rumours that the club's owners are less than happy with a dip in form which has seen the Vicarage Road outfit record just three league wins this year.

"This is the time to talk about Watford, to talk about Watford fans and how important this is for this club," he said.

"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 completely 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."

Watford owner Gino Pozzo has a track record of changing coaches when results go bad with Flores the fifth incumbent in a year at Vicarage Road when he took on the role last summer, but he says he will continue to work hard no matter what lies ahead.

"I always work until the last moment," he added.

"I am not the type of person who thinks about what will happen in 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.

"Now the most important thing is what Watford can do on the back of this work. It is a lot of work inside the club, not just the coach. It is a lot of people. I am part of the process but I am not the main part of the process."

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