Watford confirm shock Nigel Pearson sacking in 49-word statement

Watford confirm shock Nigel Pearson sacking in 49-word statement

Watford FC sack Pearson, appoint Mullins as interim head coach Liked This Article? You know, certainly with all the cameras and everything, you'd certainly see a lot more if that was the case.

Pearson was last week with the side three points above the relegation zone ahead of games against Manchester City and Arsenal. He was just frustrated and had a firm talking to us.

"You get to a point in football where you are not surprised any more, but I would say this one surprised me and took me back a bit", the striker told beIN Sports.

The Hornets sensationally sacked Nigel Pearson with just two games left to play following a disagreement with owner Gino Pozzo after their defeat to West Ham on Friday.

"No-one was fighting, no-one was punched and no-one was tickled".

Deeney also took the opportunity to deny rumours that he would be given a quasi-player-coach role and have input on tactics alongside interim boss Hayden Mullins.

"Second of all, Troy will not be picking teams - I have read that online as well". "I am player-coach apparently".

Mullins leads Watford as they bid to stave off relegation, with games at home to Manchester City on Tuesaday and at Arsenal on Sunday.

"Anything else I have missed out?"

However, since the resumption of play, Watford have taken just seven points from eight games - a run which has seen them concede 14 goals and score just seven times - and with only two matches remaining, find themselves a mere three points clear of 18th-placed Aston Villa.

Mullins said: "One of the things we have had to deal with in the last couple of days is the manager leaving".

They fired Javi Gracia a few months in and replaced him with former boss Quique Sanchez Flores who lasted a few months before Pearson was appointed in early December.

"It's not an easy place to go, I don't think anyone expects it to be but we will go up there and hopefully give it a right good go".

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