Premier League Record First Casualty As Spanish Manager Sent Packing

Premier League Record First Casualty As Spanish Manager Sent Packing

  • Watford Spanish boss Xisco Munoz has been relieved of his duties as coach of the Vicarage Road outfit
  • The Hornets have lost six games in all competitions this season, managing to win only two which put them in 14th position
  • Munoz was employed at the club in December 2020 and helped with qualification into the Premier League

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Xisco Munoz has been sacked as Watford manager following their poor strings of results in the Premier League this season, Sky Sports, BBC.

Watford's poor season so far

The Hornets have only managed to acquire seven points from seven matches this season, recording two wins and a draw.

Xisco Munoz sacked as Watford boss
Watford boss Xisco Munoz has been sacked after poor strings of results this season. Photo by Joe Giddens/PA Images
Source: UGC

The victories came against Aston Villa on the opening day of the season while the other was against newcomers Norwich City.

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Watford were also dumped out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Stoke City in the third round last month.

Munoz's side were defeated by Leeds United at Elland Road at the weekend by 1-0 which leaves them 14th on the league standing.

The Spaniard replaced Vladimir Ivic in December 2020 as he helped Watford gain promotion back to the elite division from the Championships.

The statement released by the club

After the sacking of Munoz, Watford released an official statement:

"The board feels recent performances strongly indicate a negative trend at a time when team cohesion should be visibly improving.
"The Hornets will always be grateful to Xisco for the part he played in securing last season's promotion and wish him well for his future career in football.
"No further club comment will be available until the imminent announcement of a new head coach."

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Earlier, Briefly News reported that Chelsea continued their unbeaten run in the Premier League following their convincing 2-0 win over Tottenham.

Thiago Sila, N'Golo Kante and Antonio Rudiger score all three goals in the second half to keep the Blues joint-top of the English top-flight division.

Summary of the game

The match produced fewer chances in the first half but Thomas Tuchel's side came out smoking in the second period.

Marcos Alonso brought out the best from Hugo Lloris with a volley at the start of the second half and the resulting corner-kick ended in the back of the net.

The Italian left-back's cross was headed home by Silva who registered his first goal in Chelsea colours to make it 1-0.

Kante who last featured for the Blues in their 1-1 draw at Anfield was brought on for Mason Mount to score the second goal in the 57th minute.

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The France international shot took a heavy deflection off Eric Dier as Lloris was left stranded in goal to make it 2-0.

Tottenham had to do more defending as Chelsea created the better chances as Timo Werner missed two chances after coming on as a substitute.

Rudiger sealed the win in the 92nd minute from a cut-back pass from Werner's short corner-kick to make it 3-0.

Source: Briefly News

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