Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, blaming Everton’s approach  in November as the “catalyst for this decision”.

Hornets chiefs, who have seen seven bosses come and go in five years before Silva was appointed in May 2017, blame their latest sacking on Everton.

A Watford statement said they were “convinced the appointment of Silva” last summer “was the right one”.

And, without “the unwarranted approach” they would have “continued to prosper under his leadership”.

The statement added: “This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly.

“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 has been jeopardised.”

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bluelord49
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They,ll be blaming Andy Gray for fouling Sherwood next
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BiggyRat
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Well, I blame Watford for Elton John's awful fashion sense!

Lob
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Nymzee Considering the amount of consecutive years in the prem without much danger even whilst swapping managers I think if class that as being well run. The Pozzo family are some of the best owners in football IMO. The amount of consecutive years in the premier league as in all 2 of them? They were in the prem once in 1999/2000 and got relegated and then once again 2006/2007 and got relegated again and then they were in the championship for the next 8 consecutive seasons i.e until 2014/2015. They have had 2 consecutive seasons in the Prem since and… Read more »
Nymzee
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Lob 13 Managers in 10 years and a massive shortlist of Managers waiting to go is not a sign of a well run club. It is a sign of a club with itchy fingers that show zero professionalism, patience or loyalty to their Manager and instead blame him and sack him after a few losses and hope that the next Manager wins more. Very poor run club imo. Considering the amount of consecutive years in the prem without much danger even whilst swapping managers I think if class that as being well run. The Pozzo family are some of the… Read more »
Lob
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Nymzee Watford are a really well run club with a defined infrastructure. There was a good article on the BBC or Guardian about them; basically they ensure everything is taken care of at the club and all the manager has to do is coach the players. So they can handle swapping managers all the time no problems – they'll have a massive shortlist just waiting to go. 13 Managers in 10 years and a massive shortlist of Managers waiting to go is not a sign of a well run club. It is a sign of a club with itchy fingers… Read more »