Premier League Watford have sacked highly-rated Portuguese boss Marco Silva. The 40-year-old only joined the Hornets in the summer and helped the team to a lighting start to their Premier League. There was even talk of Silva’s team challenging for the European spots.
However, an approach by Premier League rivals Everton for Silva in October is mooted as the reason why the team’s results have taken a turn for the worst in recent months.
Silva was reportedly highly interested in the Toffees job and the Watford board claim the interest was a catalyst for the teams dip in form.
The 2-0 defeat at Leicester on Saturday was the Hornet’s eighth Premier League defeat in their last 11 outings. Despite the recent poor run of form, Watford are still 10th place in the table. However, due to the congested nature of the table, the Hornets are just five points clear of the dreaded relegation zone.
A big problem for Watford of late has been their defensive record in the top-flight, as they have conceded two or more goals in their last four top-flight outings. Results against the likes of Swansea and Southampton at Vicarage Road have also been highly disappointing for the Hornets.
Watford are reportedly close to finding a replacement, with former boss Oscar Garcia, Javi Garcia and former Chile boss Marcelo Bielsa among the favourites to take the reins at the club.
Watford’s Brazilian winger Richarlison reportedly reacted to the news by putting a sad face on his Twitter account, which has started speculation that the highly rated winger may now want to leave the club this month.
He has formerly been linked with both Chelsea and Tottenham in the past. The former Fluminense star’s form has dipped recently. However, many have put that down to fatigue, as the youngster played for his country at the under-20 World Cup last summer.
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