Watford FC have sacked their manager, Rob Edwards, after just 10 Championship games in charge.
The young English coach, who was only appointed to the role in May, has been removed from his role alongside his assistant Richie Kyle.
In a statement posted on the club’s website, it reads: “Watford FC has relieved Rob Edwards of his duties as Head Coach.
“The board of Watford Football Club wishes to place on record its thanks to Rob for all of his work since his appointment and wish him and his assistant Richie Kyle – who will also leave the club – all the very best for their future careers in coaching and management.
“The Hornets will confirm its newly-appointed Head Coach in due course.”
It’s a move that has surprised many, with owner Gino Pozzo claiming earlier in the season that the club was looking for a reset of the way it operated, having become infamous for the short tenures of its managerial team amongst football fans.
Edwards leaves Watford in 10th place, having won three, drawn five and lost twice. He was appointed to the managerial role hot on the heels of a triumphant season with Forest Green Rovers, where he steered them to promotion to League One for the first time in their history.
However, despite some early promise, it seems he was unable to ignite the same excitement during his time with the Hornets.
It is now being rumoured that former West Brom boss, Slavan Bilic, is set to become the fifth new manager at Vicarage Road in 12 months, and their seventeenth since July of 2012.
The Daily Telegraph reports that the Croatian coach has flown into London to agree a contract, and is set to take charge at Watford’s next game, an away tie at Stoke City.
Bilic’s most recent managerial role was at Chinese side Beijing Guoan, which he left in January by mutual consent.
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