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Premier League Side Watford Sack Manager Nigel Pearson

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Updated July 19, 2020
File photo: Watford’s English head coach Nigel Pearson gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Watford at The London Stadium, in east London on July 17, 2020. Richard Heathcote / POOL / AFP

 

 

English Premier League side, Watford have sacked manager, Nigel Pearson with the club battling to avoid the drop. 

Pearson, in December, took over from Quique Sanchez Flores, with Watford nine points adrift at the bottom of the Premier League.Watford set to sack Pearson: reports.

Pearson, 56, has been axed by Watford’s technical director Filippo Giraldi ahead of a decisive final week of the Premier League.

Watford are 17th in the Premier League, three points above the relegation zone ahead of Tuesday’s visit from Manchester City.

Wins against Norwich City and Newcastle United gave Watford breathing space over the bottom three.

But a woeful 3-1 defeat at relegation rivals West Ham on Friday appears to have convinced the club’s hierarchy to axe Pearson.

File photo: Watford’s Senegalese midfielder Ismaila Sarr (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on December 22, 2019.
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His assistant Craig Shakespeare is also expected to depart, with the club yet to confirm the decision.

Pearson took over from Quique Sanchez Flores, who lasted just three months after replacing Javi Gracia.

Pearson became Watford’s third manager of the season when he was appointed in December.

The Hornets were bottom of the table when he arrived, but seven wins in his 23 games gave them hope of avoiding relegation.

Watford, who travel to Arsenal on the final day of the season, were boosted by second-from-bottom Bournemouth’s defeat against Southampton on Sunday.

AFP