Manager Marco Silva has been sacked by Watford FC bosses after a disastrous run of form.
The decision came after yesterday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City.
That loss was Watford’s fifth successive Premier League away defeat.
They are currently sitting in tenth place in the League table, just five points clear of the relegation zone.
The Hornets have not won a League game since Boxing Day. That win is their only victory in their last 11 League outings.
In a statement, the club said: “Watford Football Club has parted company with Marco Silva.
“This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services we would have continued to prosper under his leadership.
“The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the Board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised.
“For the security and success of the football club, the Board believes it has to make a change.
“The Club will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until that appointment has been made.”