WATFORD are able to gamble their Premier League future by focusing on a overseas boss to steer them away from relegation hazard.
Marco Silva was this morning sacked by Watford after shedding eight of his final eleven video games in control of the membership.
And the Hornets are making ready to show to Spain for his successor, with ex-Malaga and Rubin Kazan coach Javi Gracia the early front-runner.
The 47-year-old is a journeyman supervisor who has taken cost of ten sides since beginning his profession within the dugout in 2004 with the Villarreal youth group.
His greatest jobs have been the 2 years he spent in control of Malaga, and a season spent in Russia with Rubin Kazan the place he was sacked after solely steering them to a ninth place end.
The opposite identify within the body is Jose Gonzalez, who was solely named Malaga boss earlier this month.
Like Gracia, the 51-year-old has hardly ever stayed in any position for a protracted time period since starting his teaching profession in 2002.
He has 3 times managed Cadiz, and likewise loved spells in control of Albacete, Cordoba, Mercia and Grenada in that point.
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The longest he has stayed working with any membership is in China, the place he spent three seasons as assistant after which boss of Beijing Guoan.
And he was handed a short-term deal till the top of the season per week in the past, tasked with saving La Liga’s backside membership from relegation.
Watford are able to make their transfer for a brand new boss shortly, fearing being sucked into the underside three despite the fact that they sit tenth within the prime flight.
The two-Zero defeat at Leicester leaves them simply 5 factors away from the drop zone, and with their type so dangerous membership bosses are fearful they are going to plummet additional down the desk.
The Hornets have received only one Premier League sport since November, accumulating 5 factors out of a doable 33.
Solely a formidable begin to the season has saved them from being slumped within the relegation zone prior to now.
However with sides beneath them persevering with to enhance, there may be now an actual prospect the second half of the season will develop into a frantic combat towards relegation.
Their subsequent match is the FA Cup fourth spherical tie at fellow Premier League strugglers Southampton on Saturday.
However a lot of the main target will likely be on ensuring the group is in adequate form for the essential league conflict with Stoke on Wednesday.