Watford have sacked head coach Xisco Munoz after lower than 10 months in cost, with the membership 14th within the Premier League.
The Spaniard changed Vladimir Ivic in December 2020 and guided the membership to automated promotion from the Championship final season.
Watford have gained seven factors from their opening seven league video games, with Munoz’s final match in cost a defeat towards Leeds at Elland Highway on Saturday – described as a “1-0 battering” by goalkeeper Ben Foster.
A membership assertion learn: “The board feels current performances strongly point out a adverse development at a time when group cohesion must be visibly enhancing.
“The Hornets will all the time be grateful to Xisco for the half he performed in securing final season’s promotion and need him nicely for his future profession in soccer.
“No additional membership remark shall be accessible till the upcoming announcement of a brand new head coach.”
Amid an overhaul of the membership’s squad following their promotion, Watford noticed captain Troy Deeney go away after an 11-year keep whereas first-team regulars Will Hughes and Nathaniel Chalobah additionally left.
Munoz, who’s the primary supervisor to be sacked within the Premier League this season, began the brand new marketing campaign with a 3-2 win towards Aston Villa at Vicarage Highway.
Nevertheless, 4 defeats in six league video games have adopted that win, with their solely different victory coming at fellow newly-promoted facet Norwich.
Watford additionally exited the Carabao Cup on the third spherical stage to Championship membership Stoke final month.
Munoz’s departure means the membership are on the lookout for their thirteenth totally different everlasting supervisor because the Pozzo household accomplished their takeover of Watford in 2012.
Who would take the Watford job now?
Talking on Tremendous Sunday Matchday, Day by day Mirror assistant editor Darren Lewis instructed Sky Sports activities Information: “If you happen to sack a supervisor seven video games in then you definitely make your job discovering a alternative for him even tougher.
“I bear in mind once they had been on the lookout for any individual to take the job earlier than Xisco and that search took a very long time.
“They’ve had 16 managers (together with caretakers) within the final 10 years – that could be a membership with no longevity. Even should you do nicely, even should you do what they’ve requested you to do, you do not get the time and respiration house to have the ability to construct in your work.
“Who would need to take that job now?”