Watford sack Javi Gracia, bring back Quique Sanchez Flores then sack him again

VorZakone

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Instead of spending cash on Sarr, they should have reinforced their defense IMO.
 

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According to the Atlantic, Roger Schmidt and Marcelino turned down Watford job, and Chris Hughton, Paul Clement and Sam Allardyce are not under consideration.
And according to Sky, Watford held unsuccessful talks with ex-Athletic Bilbao boss Jose Angel Ziganda.
 

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Whoever comes in has a pretty easy job really. Their squad is way better than the other sides near the bottom. They've got genuine quality in Delofeu and Sarr and then decent players with Gray, Deeney etc. Midfield is pretty strong as well for a bottom Prem side, Capoue, Pereyra and Doucoure is a solid midfield. Defence is the weak point but they've been coached horrifically to be in the position that they are in. With a decent appointment (not overly likely given their track record) they'll finish mid table easily. Of the current bottom half of the league, only United, West Ham and Everton have better squads. Bournemouth is probably similar.
Watford have always been hit and miss. Get to 40 points and go on holiday (West Brom also used to be like this). Last season they did very well indeed for 3/4 of the season then had poor end and got trashed in the cup final.

I agree they've got some decent if madly inconsistant players e.g. Deulofeu. Personally now he's fit I really don't understand how Troy Deeney was an unused sub at the weekend. He should be first name on the team sheet. Not the most prolific scorer but the leadership and hold up play he brings to the team and would get likes of Deulofeu, Pererya and Sarr much more into the game.

I actually get the feeling they'll do a Wigan. Will look dead and buried going into March and will then hit the mad run of form (6 wins from their last 10) and stay up on the last day, Wigan used to be specialists at that for about four years.
 

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Feels like an appointment made with one eye on next season in the Championship, which makes no sense if Chris Hughton is available. Pearson is a good manager for the Championship too, mind you. Not sure he can come in and do anything to prevent them from going down in the first place though.
 

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According to the Atlantic, Roger Schmidt and Marcelino turned down Watford job, and Chris Hughton, Paul Clement and Sam Allardyce are not under consideration.
And according to Sky, Watford held unsuccessful talks with ex-Athletic Bilbao boss Jose Angel Ziganda.
Ziganda is an awful manager. Why would they even try go for him?
 

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Feels like an appointment made with one eye on next season in the Championship, which makes no sense if Chris Hughton is available. Pearson is a good manager for the Championship too, mind you. Not sure he can come in and do anything to prevent them from going down in the first place though.
He prevented Leicester from going down by going on a 8 win run iirc. Don't know how much input he had in transfers but he was manager when they signed Mahrez and Vardy.
 

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According to the Atlantic, Roger Schmidt and Marcelino turned down Watford job, and Chris Hughton, Paul Clement and Sam Allardyce are not under consideration.
And according to Sky, Watford held unsuccessful talks with ex-Athletic Bilbao boss Jose Angel Ziganda.
Marcelino is a very good manager. But if he didn't accepted the transfer strategy at Valencia he would clearly refuse to manage a nuthouse again.
 

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He prevented Leicester from going down by going on a 8 win run iirc. Don't know how much input he had in transfers but he was manager when they signed Mahrez and Vardy.
not the same without Shakespeare and Walsh with him, both out of work but not sure how their relationship is now days
 

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It's watford. Transfer record doesn't matter, no manager is gonna have any kind of say in it
 

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Don't understand that appointment from Watford either, they've gone for the British short term fix option and arguably picked the worst one.

Yes Pearson did well overall at Leicester but in the five years since he managed Derby for two months and hasn't done great either in the Belgian second division.

Last managed in the prem in 2015, think Watford are as good as down now and not even sure they'll get a bounce as their next three are Palace and Man. United at home and Liverpool away so could easily be 10 + points adrift of 17th by the time we get to New year.