In a statement released by the club, Watford announced that head coach Xisco Munoz has been relieved of his job following poor form for the Hornets this season. The Vicarage Road side gained promotion after finishing second in the championship last season but has struggled so far.
With Watford finishing the 2020/21 championship season in second place, many fans were hopeful in their return to the top, especially after a winning start. However, things have gone downhill for the club since then, winning just one of their last six games. That run included three consecutive defeats and many were concerned that the club would struggle on their return.
But after another loss to Leeds United this weekend, the club have confirmed they have fired head coach Xisco Munoz, ending his ten-month spell. The statement did add that the club did it because its “performance strongly points to a negative trend” and is now looking for a replacement.
“Watford FC confirms that Xisco Muñoz has left his position as Head Coach of the club. The board believes that recent performance strongly points to a negative trend at a time when team cohesion should visibly improve,” the statement read on the club’s website.
“The Hornets will always be grateful to Xisco for the role he played in securing last season’s promotion and wish him all the best for his future career in football. No further club commentary will be available until the imminent announcement of a new Head Coach.
ℹ Watford FC confirms Xisco Muñoz has resigned from his position as Head Coach of the club.
— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) October 3, 2021
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