Quique Sanchez Flores has departed Watford for the second time in his career after he was sacked after just 12 matches into his return.
Flores replaced Javi Gracia in the Vicarage Road dugout 85 days ago but only managed two victories, with only one coming in the Premier League.
Watford wrote in a statement: “With regret, Watford Football Club confirms the departure of Head Coach Quique Sánchez
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“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,” said Hornets’ Chairman & CEO Scott Duxbury.
“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.
“No further comment from Watford FC will be made until a new Head Coach is announced.”
The Hornets are rock bottom of the Premier League, six points adrift of safety, with the final straw for Flores being a 2-1 defeat to Southampton on Saturday evening.