Watford have officially confirmed head coach Javi Gracia has left the club, following a poor start to the new Premier League season.
Gracia led the Hornets to the FA Cup final last season, and enjoyed a relatively successful spell in charge before some terrible early form in the new campaign. Watford lost their first three games to Brighton, Everton and West Ham, before earning a draw away at Newcastle last weekend.
Club Statement: Javi Gracia— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) September 7, 2019
Unfortunately for the Spaniard, the result wasn't enough to save his job, as Watford announced his departure on Saturday evening.
A short statement read: "
"Everyone at the Hornets wishes Javi and his staff all the very best for the future, and they will always be welcome visitors in the future at Vicarage Road."
Chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury said: "Javi has represented Watford with great dignity and will always be deserving of our fullest respect for his achievements."
Former boss Quique Sanchez Flores has been linked with a return to the club in the wake of Gracia's departure, though no official announcement on his successor has been made yet.
Source : 90min