Daryl Janmaat insists the Watford players have got used to operating with a revolving door policy for the club’s managers. Javi Gracia is the latest man in the Vicarage Road hot-seat and is the ninth man that the Pozzo family have hired since taking charge of the club in 2012.
Managers do not usually last more than a season but Gracia, who came on board in January following the sacking of Marco Silva, has guided the Hornets to third place in the early Premier League standings, with four wins from four games.
There is obviously a long way to go and it is highly unlikely that Watford will end up in the top four, but a top-10 finish is certainly a possibility.
Whether that is enough for the 48-year-old Spaniard to hold on to his job at the end of the campaign only time will tell and Janmaat admits that it is now just part and parcel of playing for the Hertfordshire club.
“Certainly Watford is known for quickly releasing trainers,” he told AD. “They expect you to perform. If this does not happen, the trainer will leave. It’s not ideal, but you get used to it.”