Quique Sanchez Flores Shown The Revolving Door At Watfordby Russell Palmer / 13 May 2016, 10:28Tweet
Quique Sanchez Flores will leave Watford at the end of the season. The Spaniard confirmed in a press conference for Watford's final match of the season that he will be the latest manager to leave through the revolving door at Vicarage Road.
Rumours had been circulating for a few weeks now following a drop in form in the second half of the season. The defeat to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup semi final followed by defeat at Norwich on Wednesday seems to have been enough for the Watford owners.
The Hornets are now on the hunt for a seventh full time manager since they took over the club in 2012.
In last year's promotion season Watford saw three managers come and go, with Slavisa Jokanovic taking over from Billy McKinlay in September. When the Serbian failed to agree a new contract Watford turned to the 51 year old Sanchez Flores who guided the club to safety in their first season back in the Premier League.
Despite a fantastic start to the season, the Hornets have picked up just two wins in their last eleven games in the league.
Those outside #WatfordFC will this decision as ludicrous. But if you'd watched us second half of season, it hasn't been good.— WatfordFCBlog (@WatfordFCBlog) May 13, 2016
It appears that Italian Walter Mazarri is waiting in the wings, the former Inter manager is a 1/5 shot with Sky Bet to be named next Watford Manager with no realistic opposition in the market. Former Serie A player and Sky Sports pundit Ray Wilkins was also quoted on Sky Sports News that he believed that Mazarri had been lined up.
Quique Sanchez Flores will be a loss to the Premier League. Likeable, the Spaniard did an excellent job in his first season in English football and whilst Watford roll the dice on another new man at Vicarage Road we're sure that Flores will be in demand all across Europe.
STATEMENT: #watfordfc confirms Quique Sanchez Flores will leave after the end of the season.— Watford FC (@WatfordFC) May 13, 2016
More to follow.