Watford are near appointing Roy Hodgson as their new head coach after sacking Claudio Ranieri on Monday
A deal for the previous Liverpool, England and Crystal Palace boss is considered imminent, and he might start work as early as Tuesday.
Hodgson has been out of labor since leaving Palace on the finish of final season.
Ranieri was dismissed after just over three months in charge, with Watford mendacity nineteenth within the Premier League.
Ranieri had failed to show across the workforce’s fortunes since being appointed in October, with the Hornets dropping into the Premier League relegation zone for the primary time this season after Friday’s 3-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Norwich.
Requested about his future after the loss to the Canaries, the previous Leicester and Chelsea supervisor stated: “I do not go away. I need to proceed as a result of I’m a fighter. I’ve by no means given up in my profession.”
Underneath Ranieri, Watford misplaced seven of their final eight league matches. Their most up-to-date victory was the 4-1 defeat of Manchester United in November at Vicarage Road.
In an announcement confirming Ranieri’s departure on Monday night, Watford stated: “The Hornets’ board recognises Claudio as a person of nice integrity and honour, who will all the time be revered right here at Vicarage Street for his efforts in main the workforce with dignity.
“Nevertheless, the board feels that, with almost half of the Premier League marketing campaign remaining, a change within the head coach place now will give a brand new appointment ample time to work with a proficient squad to attain the quick purpose of retaining Premier League standing.
“No additional membership remark shall be made till this new appointment is confirmed in the end.”
No wins, no clear sheets, no self-discipline – Watford struggles
Watford are with no win in 9 video games in all competitions (D1 L8), their longest run with no victory since December 2013 (10).
Norwich loved their largest margin of victory in a Premier League match since beating West Brom 4-0 in Might 2013, and their largest away from dwelling within the division since September 1993, a 5-1 win at Everton.
Watford have now gone 30 Premier League video games with no clear sheet (since a 3-0 win v Liverpool in February 2020), with solely West Brom enduring an extended such run within the historical past of the competitors (34 in 2011; Blackburn in 2012 and Wolves in 2012 each additionally on 30).
For the reason that begin of 2016-17, solely Arsenal (19) have picked up extra Premier League crimson playing cards than Watford (18).
Ranieri changed Xisco Munoz, who took cost of Watford’s first seven Premier League matches throughout this marketing campaign, profitable two and dropping 4. Munoz had overseen the Hornets’ promotion to the highest flight final season.
However the 4-1 win over United proved to be Ranieri’s second and remaining victory as Watford supervisor. He misplaced 11 of his 14 matches in cost.
Watford head coach exits since Pozzo household’s takeover in June 2012
- Sean Dyche – June 2011 to July 2012
- Gianfranco Zola – July 2012 to December 2013
- Giuseppe Sannino – December 2013 to August 2014
- Oscar Garcia – September 2014 to September 2014
- Billy McKinlay – September 2014 to October 2014
- Slavisa Jokanovic – October 2014 to June 2015
- Quique Sanchez Flores – June 2015 to Might 2016
- Walter Mazzarri – July 2016 to Might 2017
- Marco Silva – Might 2017 to January 2018
- Javi Gracia – January 2018 to September 2019
- Quique Sanchez Flores – September 2019 to December 2019
- Nigel Pearson – December 2019 to July 2020
- Vladimir Ivic – August 2020 to December 2020
- Xisco Munoz – December 2020 to October 2021
- Claudio Ranieri – October 2021 to January 2022
Ranieri’s departure means Watford have now sacked 5 head coaches because the exit of Javi Gracia in September 2019.
Quique Sanchez Flores, Nigel Pearson, Vladimir Ivic, Munoz and Ranieri have all left the membership throughout that 28-month interval, whereas Hayden Mullins has additionally had two spells as caretaker in that point.
If appointed, Hodgson will turn out to be the Pozzo household’s fifteenth everlasting supervisor since they accomplished their takeover of Watford in June 2012.
Watford journey to Turf Moor to face Burnley on Saturday, February 5 at 6pm of their re-arranged fixture.
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