EPL: Another Premier League manager sacked after Unai Emery

Watford's Ismaila Sarr celebrates scoring their first goal

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Premier League club Watford have announced the sacking of manager Quique Sanchez Flores following a poor run of results.

Watford lost 2-1 to relegation rivals Southampton on Saturday and sit bottom of the Premier League, six points from safety.

It's unclear at this stage who the Hornets bring on as coach, but a veteran manager with experience in keeping teams afloat like Sam Allardyce or Chris Hughton would make sense.

Under Flores, Watford's solitary league win came against promoted Norwich City last month while they beat Championship side Swansea City in the League Cup before being eliminated in the fourth round by Everton.

Flores was only reappointed in September, to replace Javi Gracia four games into the campaign.

The decision was taken after Sanchez Flores met with chief executive and chairman Scott Duxbury along with owner Gino Pozzo on Sunday.

"The appointment of a new Head Coach is imminent, and with almost two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful".

Fellow Spaniard Gracia had been in charge for 21 months - making him the first Hornets boss to last more than one full season since Zola.

Flores was previously in charge of the club during the 2015-16 season, after which he was surprisingly sacked. Sanchez is the third Premier League manager to be fired in the past 12 days, after Tottenham Hotspur's Mauricio Pochettino and Arsenal's Unai Emery.

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