According to the Times, former Newcastle United coach Nigel Pearson has been interviewed for the vacant manager’s job at Watford.
This comes after Quique Sanchez Flores was sacked by the club just 85 days after he replaced Javi Gracia, meaning the trigger-happy Hornets have already been through TWO managers – and we’re not even half way through the season!
That said, it doesn’t sound like their replacement will be particularly inspiring, with Paul Joyce (Times) revealing that Nigel Pearson is now in the frame:
Considering they sit on just 8 points, leaving them 7 away from safety, the potential arrival of a manager who’s last job saw him sacked by Belgian side Oud-Heverlee Leuven in February will hardly fill them with confidence.
On the subject of former Newcastle bosses, Chris Hughton and Sam Allardyce have also been linked with the job, however Pearson has now become the bookies favourite.
He did lead Leicester City to safety in 2015 – which was impressive considering they were rooted at the foot of the table at Christmas – but I’d be surprised if there’s many Watford fans expecting the same should he take over.
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