The Championship league Watford FC owner GIAMPAOLO POZZO announced GIANFRANCO ZOLA will become the new manager of Watford. Pozzo, also the owner of Serie A club Udinese and La Liga club Granada, "completed the takeover" of Watford last week from LAURENCE BASSINI. Zola has been out of work since he was dismissed in '10 as West Ham Manager (London INDEPENDENT, 7/2). ... The German Table Tennis Bundesliga unanimously appointed NICO STEHLE as new league Exec Dir. The 31-year-old Stehle succeeds CLAUS-DIETER SCHAD (SID, 7/2).