Watford sack head coach Xisco Muñoz after ’negative trend’ of performances

Watford have announced the departure of head coach Xisco Muñoz. The Spaniard leaves with the club 14th in the Premier League table having collected seven points from their opening seven games.

A statement read: “The board feels recent performances strongly indicate a negative trend at a time when team cohesion should be visibly improving.”

Xisco took charge at Vicarage Road last December and successfully guided the club back to the top flight with a second-placed finish in the Championship last season.

The statement added: “The Hornets will always be grateful to Xisco for the part he played in securing last season’s promotion and wish him well for his future career in football.

“No further club comment will be available until the imminent announcement of a new head coach.”

More details to follow

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