Watford FC team and transfer news
Javi Gracia is a dusk-till-dawn coach who loves the cavalier style of English football and was a giant-killer with Malaga... so will Marco Silva's successor be a triumph at Watford?
Watford’s managerial merry-go-around has thrown another victim off the carousel. With Marco Silva gone, Sportsmail looks at his replacement, 47-year-old Javi Gracia.
New Watford manager Javi Gracia insists he is ‘grateful’ for a second chance after poor spell in Russia
Watford manager Javi Gracia says he is ‘grateful’ to his new employers for giving him another chance after his sacking in Russia. Gracia’s reputation took a hit when he left Rubin Kazan last June,
Marco Silva failed at Watford because he was too ambitious for his own good... plus my team of the week
JAMIE REDKNAPP: What ultimately cost Marco Silva his job at Watford is that he has been too ambitious for his own good. He made a great start at Hull last season and gave them a chance of staying up.
MARTIN SAMUEL: So what did they expect? Loyalty? He was passing through. Everybody is, at Watford. The manager, the players. Marco Silva is the latest to leave after his sacking.
Why Marco got the Silva bullet: Watford boss had his head turned by Everton and was never the same again
Marco Silva knew his time was up as he trudged off the pitch at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on Saturday. At the time, his players had no idea. It wasn’t long before they sussed it out though.