Watford dismisses Sánchez Flores after just three months in charge

LONDON: Watford he fired his second manager of the season on Sunday with Quique Sanchez Flores leaving the club bottom of the Premier league table.

The Spaniard achieved only one victory in 10 league games in charge during his second spell on Vicarage Road after replacing Javi Grace in September.

Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision, said Watford chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury.

The appointment of a new head coach is imminent, and with almost two thirds of the remaining season, we will provide all the necessary support to make the coming months successful.

Defeat to fellow strugglers Southampton on Saturday left Watford six points from safety with just eight points from their opening 14 games of the season.

Sanchez Flores returned to Watford just three months ago having also taken charge for the 2015/16 season when the Hornets finished 13th in the Premier league and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

However, he failed to recreate that success with his only league win in Norwich last month.

A six-game losing streak in 12 games in all competitions also included an 8-0 beating at the hands of Manchester City.