Ruthless Watford sack ANOTHER boss as Xisco Munoz turns into the first Premier League supervisor to lose his job after just seven matches this season… and fewer than six months after promotion!
Watford have swung the axe on yet one more supervisor as Xisco Munoz was sacked just seven games into the Premier League season after their 1-0 loss to Leeds.
The Spaniard was employed 10 months in the past and guided the Hornets to a direct return to the prime flight, however the board have determined to tug the set off after a poor current run that has seen them lose 4 occasions.
Sacking managers is nothing new for the Hertfordshire outfit – Munoz is now the seventh boss to chew the mud in the final 5 years.
Watford have sacked head coach Xisco Munoz after just seven games of the new season
It comes just six months after he guided them to Premier League promotion in his first season
Watford proprietor Gino Pozzo is by no means afraid to swing the axe – he has sacked seven managers in the final 5 years
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Claudio Ranieri – 1/5
Diego Martinez – 7/2
Paulo Fonseca – 16/1
Eddie Howe – 18/1
Frank Lampard – 18/1
Munoz departs with Watford in 14th place on seven factors – 4 above the drop zone after two wins, one draw and 4 losses.
In a press release, the membership stated: ‘Watford FC confirms Xisco Munoz has left his submit as the membership’s Head Coach.
‘The Board feels current performances strongly point out a adverse development at a time when crew cohesion ought to be visibly enhancing.
‘The Hornets will at all times be grateful to Xisco for the half he performed in securing final season’s promotion and want him properly for his future career in soccer.
‘No additional membership remark will likely be out there till the imminent announcement of a brand new Head Coach.’
Watford completed the 2020-21 Championship season with 91 factors underneath Munoz’s management, ending as runners as much as Norwich City.
That spectacular run persevering with into the new Premier League marketing campaign as they induced a shock by downing Villa in the season opener, however outcomes have seemed shaky ever since.
The membership stated current shows underneath the Spaniard ‘point out a adverse development’ with just two wins
Watford began the marketing campaign with a win however have since stuttered and are actually in 14th place
They lost their subsequent three games in a row towards Brighton, Tottenham and Wolves earlier than beating relegation rivals Norwich 3-1, earlier than a draw towards Newcastle after which a loss to Marcelo Bielsa’s males.
He grew to become the seventeenth boss to take cost of the membership in the reign of proprietor Gino Pozzo, who has by no means been afraid of sacking a supervisor when issues are going badly.
The Italian as soon as sacked Billy McKinley after just two months, with a coach hardly ever lasting one season underneath his tenure. Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked after one year in May 2016 earlier than being rehired in September 2019 – and sacked in December of the identical year.
Nigel Pearson was employed to save lots of the membership from relegation in that 2019-20 season however was proven the door just two games earlier than the finish of the marketing campaign amid a reported row with the homeowners.
Vladimir Ivic was chosen to start the rebuild project in the Championship that summer season however lasted till just December, with Munoz coming in and placing the membership on an outstanding run earlier than working out of momentum in the prime flight.
Former Leicester City and Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is the bookmakers’ early favorite to take the helm at Vicarage Road, with Fabrizio Romano reporting that the Hornets have made contact with the Italian veteran.
It continues the farcical nature of Watford appointments – Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked twice, his second spell lasting just two months
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Malkay McKay (Sacked June 2011)
Sean Dyche (June 2011-July 2012)
Gianfranco Zola (July 2012-December 2013)
Giuseppe Sannino (December 2013-August 2014)
Oscar Garcia (September 2014)
Billy McKinley (September 2014-October 2014)
Slavisa Jokanovic (October 2014-June 2015)
Quique Sanchez Flores (June 2015-May 2016)
Walter Mazzarri (July 2016-May 2017)
Marco Silva (May 2017-January 2018)
Javi Gracia (January 2018-September 2019)
Quique Sanchez Flores (September 2019-December 2019)
Hayden Mullins (Caretaker, December 2019)
Nigel Pearson (December 2019-July 2020)
Hayden Mullins (Caretaker, July 2020)
Vladimir Ivic (August 2020-December 2020)
Xisco Munoz (December 2020-October 2021)