Watford sack manager Quique Sanchez Flores after less than three months back in charge

first_img PEP TALK Getty Images – Getty 3 Watford now travel to high-flying Leicester on Wednesday, by which time they appear likely to have their third permanent manager of the season in the dugout.Sanchez Flores becomes the third Premier League manager to the sacked in less than two weeks following the departures of Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham and Unai Emery at Arsenal. LIVING THE DREAM Watford have sacked their manager Quique Sanchez Flores, 85 days after he returned to the club.In early September, the Hornets dismissed Javi Gracia owing to their poor start to the season and reappointed Sanchez Flores in his place. LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWS Chelsea fan arrested for allegedly racially abusing Heung-min Son SAY THAT AGAIN? appointed Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta deals ‘Are you ready for this?’ – Souness in rare praise of returning Paul Pogba update 3 Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future The Spaniard previously led the club in 2015/16 and hoped to bring positive results back to Vicarage Road, however things have not improved hence the decision to restructure once again.The change comes after Watford’s 2-1 defeat at fellow strugglers Southampton, which ensured they remained rock bottom of the Premier League with just eight points from 14 matches.Watford chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury said in a statement: “Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision.“The appointment of a new head coach is imminent and, with nearly two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful.” Getty Images – Getty center_img Watford’s form in 2019 has been woeful Pep Guardiola gives Man City injury update and talks Christmas schedule Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Quique Sanchez Flores was unable to turn fortunes around at Watford Man United transfer news live: £17m bid for Barca wonderkid, English starlet linked MIKEL TALKS Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil rookie error Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff Watford said they would make no further comment until the appointment of a new head coach, with former Brighton boss Chris Hughton the favourite to take the role.Sanchez Flores only returned for his second spell in charge at Vicarage Road on September 7.His first game saw a point gained from a 2-2 draw with Arsenal, but this was swiftly followed by an 8-0 thumping at the hands of Manchester City.October’s draw at Tottenham and November’s win at Norwich were positive moments, though defeats to Everton, Chelsea, Burnley and now Southampton ultimately cost the 54-year-old his job. latest Spurs investigation into alleged racial abuse of Rudiger is so far ‘inconclusive’ 3 statement Chris Hughton is the big favourite to take over Getty Images – Getty last_img read more

Allegri hits back at Juve critics

first_imgJuventus It’s crazy to think we’d beat Spurs 3-0 – Allegri hits back at Juve critics Dejan Kalinic 15:41 2/14/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Juventus UEFA Champions League Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur The Juve manager hit out at critics following the club’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Spurs on Tuesday Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri dismissed criticism of his team after their Champions League draw with Tottenham, saying it was “crazy” their opponents were being underestimated.Gonzalo Higuain scored an early brace in the first leg of the last-16 tie in Turin on Tuesday but missed a penalty late in the opening half.Harry Kane had already pulled a goal back for Spurs, who earned a 2-2 draw thanks to a Christian Eriksen strike in the second half. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Allegri, who expects Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi back for the return leg, said expectations Juve would kill off the tie in Turin were misplaced.”Juventus play to win the Champions League but we are not the favourites to win it. And it’s impossible to reach the final every year,” he said.”We are doing our best and my players should be happy because they are having an amazing season. And I’m also happy for what they are doing. We know that we need to improve.”We still have a good chance to qualify in London, but it’s totally crazy to think that Juventus has to win 3-0 in the round of 16 in the Champions League.”It’s something that makes me crazy because you aren’t able to analyse how good teams are in the Champions League. I cannot accept that people think this 2-2 result against Tottenham can make us depressed.”Triplice fischio all’Allianz Stadium: 2-2 nell’andata degli Ottavi tra Juve e @SpursOfficial, alla doppietta di @G_Higuain rispondono Kane ed Eriksen.#JuveTOT #UCL #TOGETHER pic.twitter.com/0BWkBHDcux— JuventusFC (@juventusfc) February 13, 2018Juve have been runners-up in two of the past three Champions Leagues, but have work to do against Tottenham.Allegri said his side were never favourites against Spurs as he prepares for a “final” in the second leg at Wembley next month.”We had a 50 per cent chance before and we still have 50 per cent. Tottenham are amazing,” he said.”Anyway, football is weird because [Gianluigi] Buffon saved us at 2-0, then we had the chance to go ahead 3-0. We didn’t, then they scored for 2-1. After that we had the chance for 3-1 with the penalty but Higuain missed it.”We knew that it was going to be a difficult match. We are facing Tottenham in the Champions League, a really physical and technical team.”Now, in London it will be a final and we will have to fight to go through.”last_img read more