Premier League Side Watford Sack Manager Nigel Pearson

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.

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Swansea City: Giggs, Coleman Leading Candidates To Get Coaching Job

Chris Coleman, Ryan Giggs, Swansea CitySwansea City are keen to have a new manager in place by Monday, as Wales boss Chris Coleman and Ryan Giggs appear to be the leading candidates.

After managing the club for 85 days, Bob Bradley was sacked on Tuesday night, with the Swans 19th in the Premier League.

Giggs, a former Manchester United star, was interviewed twice before Bradley’s appointment in October.

Former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson, erstwhile Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew and former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett are also in the frame.

However, Bradley’s permanent successor is not expected to take charge before they host Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve.

Swansea City, Bob Bradley, West Ham
Bob Bradley

The Swans said on their website that the American’s departure followed the disappointing 4-1 Boxing Day defeat to West Ham at the Liberty Stadium.

Bradley had 11 games at the helm after replacing Francesco Guidolin on October 3.

But with the Swans currently in the relegation zone on 12 points, the club felt it needed a change after the 58-yeard-old picked up just two wins and two draws during his stint in charge, with 29 goals conceded along the way.

Man United’s Louis Van Gaal Furious After Leicester Humiliation

Man UnitedLouis van Gaal has accused his shell-shocked Manchester United players of “throwing the game away” after their second-half collapse against Leicester City on Sunday.

Van Gaal was left stunned by a shambolic defensive performance from his reconstructed team and admitted it brought back painful memories.

Man United were looking good to achieve back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time under Louis van Gaal when leading 3-1 thanks to goals from Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Ander Herrera.

However, the newly-promoted side hit back with devastating effect in the second half of the match.

Goals from David Nugent, Esteban Cambiasso, Jamie Vardy and Leonardo Ulloa saw Nigel Pearson’s men fight back from 2-0 and 3-1 down to win 5-3 and pick up their first win at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League.

After two home draws against Everton and Arsenal, the Foxes were looking for a big result against a rejuvenated Man Utd side who started with Falcao, Van Persie and Wayne Rooney in attack.

Reports say Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal, gave his squad the famous Sir Alex Ferguson hairdryer treatment following the humiliating 5-3 loss.

This is according to Sky News anchor, Eamonn Holmes, who said he walked past the United dressing room after full-time and revealed that Van Gaal handed a stern dressing down.