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Watford sack Marco Silva…and blame Everton

Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, and appear to be blaming Everton!

The Hornets have won just one game in the last 11, and currently sit 10th in the Premier League. However the congested nature at the bottom of the table means that they are just five points from safety.

Silva was the subject of intense speculation back in November, when Everton made an approach to make him their manager. It is claimed that the Toffees were willing to offer Watford £12m for the Portuguese boss, but they remained firm in their resistance.

However, following the interest from Everton in him, came a bitter run of results which have seen them pick up just five points from the last 33 on offer, forcing Watford to take action, and they have seemingly blamed Everton for destabilising their manager.

A statement reads:

“Watford Football Club has parted company with Marco Silva.

“This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. 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.

“For the security and success of the football club, the Board believes it has to make a change.

“The Club will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until that appointment has been made.”

Watford’s latest defeat came with a 2-0 reverse against Leicester City on Saturday.

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