Watford sack Quique Sanchez Flores the second time


The third Premier League manager was sacked in the last 12 days, but this one already knew the feeling of it. After Mauricio Pochettino and Unai Emery, Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked by Watford after arriving at the post just two months ago in September.

The Hornets managed to record just one win since Flores arrived at Vicarage Road for the second time, as he led the club in 2015-2016.

"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 and CEO Scott Duxbury.

Flores was a replacement for compatriot Javi Gracia but the club is certain that the team can turn the ship around as they state there are two-thirds of the season remaining.

Quique sent an uplifting message to the fans and players of the bottom-placed club in the English Premier League.

"I would love to say a big thank you from my heart for the appreciation, respect and support that I’ve felt in each moment I’ve lived in the lovely family that Watford FC is.

This is not the time to think about individual feelings, it’s time to have a collective reaction.

Peacefully, for having taken the risk needed for someone and something I love: Watford FC and football.

Hope, passion, fight, commitment, effort, hard work and luck.

Drop by drop, until we achieve it.

I wish you all the best.

Stay strong! You’ll always be in my heart."

The 54-year-old Flores lead Espanyol and Shanghai Shenhua in between his two Watford stints. During his first time at Vicarage Road, Quique's win ratio was 36,36%, the second time out it was 16,67%.

Hayden Mullins, the former U23's head coach, was placed as a temporary manager as the team has eight points after 14 matches. The possible long-term replacement of Flores is Chris Hughton.


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