Premier League club Watford sack manager Flores

Source: Xinhua| 2019-12-01 23:28:12|Editor: yan
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LONDON, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- Premier League club Watford confirmed on Sunday that they have sacked manager Quique Sanchez Flores after their 2-1 loss to Southampton on Saturday.

Watford sank to the bottom of the standings with only one win after 14 matches.

"Quique is a man of great integrity and it was clear how much he wanted to have a positive impact, but ultimately results have dictated our decision," Watford chairman Scott Duxbury was quoted in a statement on the club's official website.

Flores, 54, joined Watford for a second term this September after a departure from the Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua in July. The Spaniard only led Watford to one victory in the Premier League and suffered a knockout from the English Football League Cup in the fourth round.

During his first spell in Watford in the 2015-2016 season, Flores took the newly-promoted team to finish 13th in the English top flight.

Flores became the third Premier League manager to be sacked this season after Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino and Arsenal's Unai Emery.

"The appointment of a new head coach is imminent, and with nearly two-thirds of the season remaining, we will provide all the support necessary to make the coming months successful," said Duxbury.