Luther Blissett EXCLUSIVE: Watford legend reveals he’s offered to help Quique Sanchez Flores as goalscoring woes leave Hornets facing relegation
Blissett, the Hornets’ record goal scorer and appearance maker, is a cult hero at Vicarage Road, with many still clamouring for a picture with the 61-year-old, classed by many as the greatest player to ever pull on the yellow jersey, on matchday.
His love for the club means the current dire situation, which sees Watford lying at the bottom of the Premier League table with just one league win all season, hurts him more than anyone else.
That’s why he offered to go back to the club as an advisor to help improve an attack which has mustered just eight league goals all season, despite possessing players of Gerard Deulofeu, Ismaila Sarr and Troy Deeney’s quality. The offer was rejected.
Blissett, speaking exclusively to talkSPORT earlier this week, said: “At the Wolves game, I made the offer that if they needed a help on that front [coaching the strikers], I’d do whatever I could.
“I’ve had some nonsense comments from some sections, whether it be certain supporters or whatever, saying I’m 61 and out of touch.
“If they’re of my age and watching football, how can they say that to me when they’ve never played the game? I find that a bit insulting when people do that or even think that, especially when all I did was say: ‘I’m willing to help and do whatever’.
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“I was not asking for a job. It was just a case of if I can help, whether it be talking to players or working on little things with them, I’m willing to do so because Watford is my club.
“This is where I’ve shed blood, broken bones and all sorts to further the fortunes of the club. I find it very insulting that people can even think I’ve got ulterior motives about money or anything like that.
“Yes, I made the offer and it was not taken up and that was their choice. My attitude to that is fine, but you know where I am.
“I don’t have an axe to grind with anybody about any of it because I’ve done striker coaching for Harry Redknapp and a number of other people, and at Watford for years.
“I know what I’m doing and I know what I’m capable of doing.”