Watford sacked yet another manager over the weekend, after Saturday’s defeat to relegation rivals Southampton left them in deep, deep trouble. Quique Sanchez Flores was given his marching orders (again) leaving The Hornets looking for their 3rd manager already this season, and one of the names being linked is former Toon boss Chris Hughton.
Sky Sports claim that Watford will look to appoint Flores’ successor in the next 24 hours, and while former Read Madrid and Bayern Munich assistant coach Paul Clement is also in the frame, Hughton is currently the leading candidate.
The former Brighton and Norwich boss remains popular amongst Newcastle fans, and indeed amongst the fans of every club he’s managed, after he lead us to promotion only to be harshly sacked back in December 2010. While it would be good to see him back in work in the Premier League, Watford seems like an impossible job, a poisoned chalice with hardly any job security, and survival a tall order as they are currently rock bottom and 6 points adrift from safety.
If it’s Watford, or indeed wherever Hughton ends up I’m sure all Newcastle fans wish him well, just as long as stay well below us in the league.