UPDATE: Watford confirm Pearson has been sacked

Nigel Pearson has been sacked by Watford just two games before the end of the Premier League season, claim several English pundits including The Athletic, The Mirror, The Times and the Daily Mail. Watford are yet to make a confirmation on the sacking but it is expected to follow soon.

Pearson had been at Watford since December when he replaced Quique Sanchez Flores, who had in turn replaced Javi Gracia a few months earlier. Pearson had revived Watford after the club’s poor start but nearing the end of the season Watford are only three points above the relegation zone.

With only two games remaining in the Premier League season, Watford’s club board has decided to step in and sack Pearson. This means that the Hornets will be looking for the fourth manager of the current season. The new manager will wait a difficult challenge with matches against Manchester City and Arsenal.

UPDATE: Watford confirm Pearson has been sacked

Nigel Pearson has been officially sacked by Watford. The club released a statement on Sunday: “Watford FC confirms that Nigel Pearson has left the club with immediate effect. Hayden Mullins, with Graham Stack as his assistant, will take up the position of interim head coach for the Hornets’ final two Premier League fixtures of the 2019/20 season.”