Watford has dismissed manager Marco Silva. The sack comes at the wake of the defeat on Saturday to Leicester City which made it nine losses in eleven games for Watford. Watford has also conceded at least two goals in six of their last 8 games and picked up just four points in eleven games.
5 – Watford have picked up just five points from their last 30 available in the Premier League (W1 D2 L7) – no side has picked up fewer points over their last 10 games in the competition. Slump.
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Silva in his post match conference after yesterday’s loss stated he wasn’t bothered about the security of his job.
“My position? I don’t lose my focus from the situation,” Silva said. “My job is to work hard, together with my players, to improve. The board know my opinion about everything. It’s not the best moment but the Premier League is 38 games, not only the last 10.”
A club statement today noted that Everton’s pursuit of the manager a few weeks ago was responsible for the dip in form of the Hornets. As Watford were fifth at the time of Everton’s interest following Watford’s exceptional start to the Premier League season.
The Club’s statement reads “This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services we would have continued to prosper under his leadership,”
Everton made a £10 million bid for the manager back in October but Watford dismissed the the bid.
The club statement continues with “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.
“For the security and success of the football club, the board believes it has to make a change.”
Macro Silva joined Watford from Hull City after his impressive performance with the relegated club sparked interest around the continent.