Under-23 coach Hayden Mullins will take over Watford at Leicester

Watford Under-23 coach Hayden Mullins will take over the team for Wednesday Premier league game against Leicester City with the club yet to find a replacement for the dismissed Quique Sanchez Flores .

Watford fired Flores on Sunday less than three months into his second spell with the club, after the Spaniard led them to one win in their last 10 league matches.

Flores is the second permanent manager to be fired by the last club in the league this season after Spanish Javi Gracia was fired four games in the campaign.

Mullins, the former Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Portsmouth midfielder, joined Watford's coaching staff in 2016 and will look to guide them to their second league win this season.

British media reported that former Brighton&Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton was a candidate for the position along with former Swansea City manager Paul Clement.