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Sunday morning sees latest Premier League manager sacked – Third in 12 days

11 months ago

Sunday morning has seen yet another Premier League manager get his marching orders.

Watford have sacked Quique Sanchez Flores.

The Hornets giving him only 85 days after his (second) appointment coming on 7 September 2019.

That followed the sacking of Javi Gracia at the start of the season.

That makes him the second Premier League manager in three days to go after the Arsenal fans struck again, forcing manager Unai Emery out of the club.

Arsenal releasing a statement on Friday morning saying that he had been sacked.

After forcing Arsene Wenger out in even more disgraceful circumstances, it remains to be seen who can satisfy their demands this time.

Flores is actually the third Premier League manager to go in the last 12 days, Mauricio Pochettino was sacked in November only months after a Champions League final appearance and with Tottenham still set to qualify from their CL group this time, having finished fourth last season.

Very similar for Unai Emery, finishing fifth last season in the Premier League and reaching the Europa League final only months ago, despite last night’ home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt they are still top of their qualifying group this time with one game to play.

There are now only 11 Premier League clubs of the 17 that ended the 2018/19 season (and didn’t get relegated) who still have the same manager.

The following having departed:

Chris Hughton (Brighton)

Maurizio Sarri (Chelsea)

Rafa Benitez (Newcastle United)

Javi Gracia (Watford)

Mauricio Pochettino (Spurs)

Unai Emery (Arsenal)

Quique Sanchez Flores (Watford)

Official Watford statement:

With regret, Watford Football Club confirms the departure of Head Coach Quique Sánchez Flores.

“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 Hornets’ Chairman & CEO 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.”

No further comment from Watford FC will be made until a new Head Coach is announced.


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