Watford will reportedly replace manager Nigel Pearson with immediate effect, after defeat to West Ham did serious damage to their survival hopes.
Pearson replaced Quique Sanchez Flores in December with the Hornets looking dead and buried at the foot of the table. However, the former Leicester manager quickly instigated a remarkable turnaround.
It is understood Nigel Pearson will be replaced as #Watford manager for the final two games of the season— Mike McGrath (@mcgrathmike) July 19, 2020
Pearson's Hornets picked up a number of memorable results, including victories over Manchester United and Liverpool, dragging themselves back into the mix to stay up.
They have largely struggled since returning from the break, however, and a 3-1 defeat to the Hammers left them just two points clear of the drop zone - with Manchester City and Arsenal to play in their final league matches.
Amazingly, however, The Telegraph's Mike McGrath reports Pearson will not get the chance to finish the job, and is to be replaced with immediate effect.
Any managerial appointment in his place will mean Watford have been managed by four different head coaches in a season. Pearson is their 13th permanent manager in a decade - they don't tend to do stability at Watford.
Source : 90min