Quique Sanchez Flores became the latest premier league manager to be sacked as the Watford coach was given his marching orders after his sides 2-1 defeat to Southampton yesterday.
After sending the 2015-16 season in charge, he returned on September 7th this year replacing the out bound Javi Garcia but has won just one premier league game since taking over and ultimately paid the price as Watford remind bottom of the premier league table.
Alongside that single victory over newly promoted side Norwich, the Hornets have currently ranked up just eight points in fourteen games, six points clear of safety whilst recording defeats against Wolves, Chelsea, Burnley and an 8-0 demolition at the hands of reigning Premier League Champions Manchester City. They also crashed out of the League cup in the fourth round to fellow league strugglers Everton.
In a stamen from the club the said;
“Ultimately results have dictated our decision”.
“Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision,” said chairman Scott Duxbury.
“The appointment of a new head coach is imminent, and with nearly two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful.”
Finding the right fit with managers as been an issue in recent seasons at the Hornet’s, since Gianfranco Zola’s exit in December 2013, the Premier league club has nine managers, including Sanchez Flores twice.
Out of them nine the only one to last more than a season with the club was Sanchez Flores predecessor García, who had 21 months in charge making him easily the longest serving since Zola.
During his time Gracia had led the club to the F.A. Cup final last season where they lost 6-0 to Manchester City, while finishing 11th over all in the Premier League.
Chris Houghton is expected as a possible successor, although the club have indicated a replacement appointment will be made “imminently.”