Watford have sacked manager, Xisco Munoz after taking charge less than 10 months ago.
He was announced manager of the club December 2020 as he helped the club turn tides and secure promotion back to the Premier League at first attempt.
However, since their return to the Premier League, the club have found it difficult to settle, securing seven points from their opening seven league games.
The club owners finalised sacking the Spaniard ahead of the international break after Watford suffered a 1-0 defeat to Leeds United.
Confirming his exit on Sunday, the club cited a ‘negative trend’ as the reason for his dismissal.
“Watford FC confirms Xisco Muñoz has left his post as the club’s Head Coach”, the statement read.
“The Board feels recent performances strongly indicate a negative trend at a time when team cohesion should be visibly improving.
“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.”