Watford sacks Marco Silva as the club manager
The 40-year-old links with Everton manager’s job before Sam Allardyce took over ealier the season
Watford sit in fourth position in October, but now sit in 10th with just five points above relegation zone
Marco Silva has been sacked by Watford following the club poor results under his leadership – despite the club unhappy at Everton’s pursuit of him earlier in the season.
In October the Hornets were as high as fourth in the Premier League table, but have won just once in their last 11 top-flight matches.
Watford 2-0 away lost to Leicester on Saturdaysaw the club with just five points above the relegation zone, although did’nt affects their position in the table, with former Malaga manager Javi Gracia expected to take over at Vicarage Road.
The 40-year-old was linked with Everton manager’s job before Sam Allardyce took over ealier in the season but the deal was rejected by the club.
The club wrote on their official website: “Watford Football Club has parted company with Marco Silva. This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly .
“The club [Watford] is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services, we would have continued to prosper under his leadership. The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised
Watford belives they have to make the decision for the security and success of the football club, and will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until the appointment is been made.