Watford’s manager, Xisco Munoz, has been fired after only ten months on the job. After signing in December 2020, the 41-year-old Spaniard assisted in the club’s promotion to the Premier League last season.
Watford are 14th in the table with seven points from seven games, and Xisco’s final game in command was a 1-0 loss at Leeds United on Saturday.
“The board feels recent performances strongly indicate a negative trend at a time when team cohesion should be visibly improving,” the club said.
“The Hornets will always be grateful to Xisco for the part he played in securing last season’s promotion and wish him well for his future career in football.
Xisco joined the team from Dinamo Tbilisi of Georgia’s top division. He is the first Premier League manager to be fired this season, and he is Watford’s 13th manager since the Pozzo family assumed control of the club in 2012.
Claudio Ranieri, the Italian who led Leicester City to the Premier League title in 2016, is the early favorite among bookies to take over. In the summer, the former Chelsea and Fulham manager left Sampdoria.
Source: BBC Sport