Watford confirm the sacking of Xisco Munoz

Hornets set to change manager again just seven games into Premier League season

Watford have confirmed the departure of manager Xisco Munoz. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Watford have confirmed the departure of manager Xisco Munoz. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

 

Watford have announced the departure of head coach Xisco Munoz.

The Spaniard leaves with the club 14th in the Premier League table having collected seven points from their opening seven games.

A statement read: “The board feels recent performances strongly indicate a negative trend at a time when team cohesion should be visibly improving.”

Munoz took charge at Vicarage Road last December and successfully guided the club back to the top flight with a second-placed finish in the Championship last season.

The statement added: “The Hornets will always be grateful to Xisco for the part he played in securing last season’s promotion and wish him well for his future career in football.

“No further club comment will be available until the imminent announcement of a new head coach.”

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