Super Eagles striker Isaac Success is set to get another manager after Watford took the decision to sack Marco Silva following a run of just one win in eleven Premier League games.
The decision came on the back of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City which left Watford in 10th but the club points at a “significant deterioration” in the wake of Everton’s attempts to lure the manager away from the club in November as reason for the sack.
“This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly,” read a club statement. “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.”
The Portuguese was among the Toffees’ primary targets after they dismissed Ronald Koeman, with the 40-year-old having presided over an excellent start to the season following his move from Hull City in May.
But Watford rebuffed the Goodison Park club’s approaches, as the Merseysiders refused to pay the reported £20million fee demanded in order to release Silva from his contract.
Saturday’s loss leaves Watford only five points above 18th-placed Southampton, who play their game in hand on Sunday.