Premier League side, Watford, have sacked their manager, Marco Silva after a 2-0 defeat at Leicester City, the club has confirmed. “Watford Football Club has parted company with Marco Silva,” the club said in an official statement.
Silva’s sack comes after a run of poor form has seen the Hornets claim just five points from a possible 30, winning just one of their last 10 PL games.
This has left them 10th on the log, but stay five points above relegation.
However, the club claims their poor form coincided with an ‘unwarranted approach’ for their Portuguese manager from a fellow PL side, hence they were forced to act.
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“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 FC has been jeopardised.
“This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly,” it added.
Silva joined Watford after a short spell at relegated side, Hull City, with whom he failed to avoid relegation.
The club says it will “seek to make a swift appointment” on who replaces the former Olympiacos boss.