Watford have sacked their manager Quique Sanchez Flores just 12 games into his second tenure at Vicarage Road. He leaves the club on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Southampton, cementing their place at the bottom of the Premier League.
Watford Sack Manager Quique Sanchez Flores
Poor Results Continued for Watford Under Quique Sanchez Flores
Sanchez Flores took over from Javi Gracia on September 7. His predecessor was sacked after a winless start to the season.
However, that form continued under Sanchez Flores. Watford failed to win any of their opening six Premier League games under the Spaniard; although they did seal a narrow 2-1 win over Swansea City in the Carabao Cup.
That run of six Premier League games included a humiliating 8-0 defeat to Manchester City. As a result, Sanchez Flores tried to sure up the defence, and they subsequently only conceded two goals from the following four matches.
The nail in the coffin for Quique Sanchez Flores proved to be a 2-1 defeat for Watford away to Southampton. The Hornets took the lead in the 24th minute through summer signing Ismaila Sarr. However, they surrendered a two-goal lead in five minutes late into the second half.
Experience the Key for Watford?
Watford have just one win from 14 Premier League games so far this season. They are struggling, and need to start winning games to boost their survival hopes.
As a result, Watford need a manager with Premier League experience and one who has experience in relegation battles.
However, they do not necessarily fit the current Watford mould of a manager. Quique Sanchez Flores’ previous managerial experience came with the Hornets, while Javi Gracia had never managed in the English top-flight before. As a result, Watford are likely to continue this model of managerial appointment’s.
Watford travel to Leicester City in their next Premier League game.