Jan 21 (Reuters) – Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva after a poor run of recent results, the Premier League club announced on Sunday.
“This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly,” the club said in a statement on its website (www.watfordfc.com).
“The Club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services we would have continued to prosper under his leadership.
“The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the Board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised.”
British media reported that Everton had approached Portugal’s Silva in their quest to replace Dutchman Ronald Koeman earlier this season before they appointed Sam Allardyce in November. (Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; editing by Sudipto Ganguly)
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