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Watford sack Marco Silva and cite Everton’s interest as the ‘catalyst for the decision’

The Hornet lost 2-0 away to Leicester on Saturday

Life comes at you fast.

Watford have sacked Marco Silva following the Hornets’s 2-0 loss to Leciester at the King Power stadium on Saturday.

A dismal run of form has seen the club win just one game in their last 11 Premier League fixtures.


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Watford are currently 10th in the league but have been going in the wrong direction ever since Everton declared their interest in Marco Silva.

The Toffees made an approach for the Portuguese manager in November but ultimately appointed Sam Allardyce.

Watford have cited Everton’s “unwarranted approach” as a “catalyst for the decision”.

The indication here is that results alone have not led to Silva’s departure and the club were not entirely happy with the gaffer’s behaviour when a job at Goodison Park was up for grabs.

Hello darkness, my old friend…

Hello darkness, my old friend…

With the bottom as close as it is, the Hornets are just five points off the relegation zone.

A club statement read: “This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly.

“The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford has been jeopardised.”

Sky Sports are reporting that Silva’s replacement has already been decided but will not be announced today.

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