Watford manager sacked after 85 days

English Premier League

Struggling Watford have parted ways with head coach Quique Sánchez Flores, who lasted less than three months in charge.

The Hornets' struggles in the Premier League continued on Saturday after falling to a 2-1 defeat to Southampton at St Mary's.

Watford now sit bottom of the Premier League table, and have now decided to relieve Flores, who was appointed as manager on 7 September 2019.

Statement: "With regret, Watford Football Club confirms the departure of Head Coach Quique Sánchez Flores.

"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 Hornets' Chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury.

"The appointment of a new Head Coach is imminent, and with nearly two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful."

No further comment from Watford FC will be made until a new Head Coach is announced.