Watford Sack Head Coach Javi Gracia After Poor Start to New Season

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.

Unfortunately for the Spaniard, the result wasn't enough to save his job, as Watford announced his departure on Saturday evening.

​short statement read: "Watford Football Club confirms the departure of Head Coach Javi Gracia. Gracia’s staff will also be leaving the club, ahead of the imminent appointment of a new coaching team. 

"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."

Javi Gracia

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