Watford have confirmed that Xisco Munoz has left the club after 10 months in charge.
Despite promotion to the Premier League, the Hornets’ have decided to part company with the Spaniard.
Xisco Munoz Sacked as Watford Manager
ℹ Watford FC confirms Xisco Muñoz has left his post as the club's Head Coach.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) October 3, 2021
The Pozzo family’s renowned impatience with manager’s has seemingly struck again. Although Watford currently sit in 12th place, they have decided to change manager.
A statement on the club website said: “Watford FC confirms Xisco Muñoz has left his post as the club’s Head Coach.
“The Board feels recent performances strongly indicate a negative trend at a time when team cohesion should be visibly improving.
“The Hornets will always be grateful to Xisco for the part he played in securing last season’s promotion and wish him well for his future career in football.”
Critics may argue that performances have been poor, but Munoz has taken seven points from the club’s opening seven Premier League games of the season. Stability is something that the club have been calling for, but a change in manager has again occurred at Vicarage Road.
Munoz did find success in the Championship last season. After joining the club in December following the sacking of Vladimir Ivic, the Spaniard led the club to a second place finish, earning a return to the Premier League at the first attempt.
Defensively, the Hornets were superb in the second tier last season. The most they conceded in a single game in the league under Munoz was two goals, and they kept 14 clean sheets during the second half of the season.
However, they have struggled at the back since returning to the Premier League. They have failed to keep a clean sheet so far this season, and the next manager will be hoping to alter that quickly.
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