There have been suggestions Mazzarri may depart Vicarage Road at the end of the campaign — despite leading Watford to the brink of Premier League survival, which was the target he was given when he signed a three-contract to take over as manager last May.
Okaka told Standard Sport: “I’m not aware of [the speculation] but I don’t see why there should be problems for a club like Watford, after the season we have had.
“Watford are a club who want to grow and I think this has been a good season. The aim was to stay in the Premier League, that was the most important thing, and we are 10th/11th* in the league, above a number of other teams. We will seek to finish the season as well as possible and then see what happens.”
This is Okaka’s second spell in English football, following a brief loan stint with Fulham during the 2009-10 season.
The 27-year-old has made 13 appearances for Watford this term after joining the club from Anderlecht last summer, scoring three times.
He added: “Teams are much more closely-matched now. All the teams are very strong and therefore all the games are difficult, so the level of the whole competition is higher [than when I was last here].”