Published: Mon, January 22, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Watford sack Silva, blame Everton

Watford sack Silva, blame Everton

Watford have reportedly sacked manager, Marco Silva, following their terrible run of just one win in eleven Premier League fixtures and have blamed Everton's "unwarranted approach" two months ago as a "catalyst" behind the decision.

The shock decision was announced via the club's official website a day after the Hornets suffered a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Marco Silva has been sacked by Watford after a "significant deterioration" in the wake of Everton's attempts to lure him away from the club in November.

The team is 10th in the league standings with 26 points from 24 matches.

A dismal run of form has seen the club win just one game in their last 11 Premier League fixtures.

It is anticipated Marco Silva's backroom entourage, that joined him at the club in the summer, will be departing - although this has not yet been finalised.

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Gracia, meanwhile, was last employed as Rubin Kazan boss but left in June by mutual consent after guiding the two-time Russian Premier League champions to a ninth-place finish in his only campaign at the helm.

Silva is believed to have tried to force a move to Goodison Park, and since then there has been a lack of harmony around Watford.

"This has been a hard decision and one not taken lightly", they said in the statement to confirm Silva's departure.

The Hornets refer to an "unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival" in their official statement on Sunday, suggesting that Everton were at least partly to blame for the downturn in form.

"I think Watford have got enough within the club to be safe, but that's not to say they don't need more direction".

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