Nigel Pearson has been sacked as Watford head coach with just two games of the Premier League season remaining. The Hornets hierarchy have acted following Friday’s 3-1 defeat at West Ham United which left the club three points above the relegation zone going into the final week of the season.
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Nigel Pearson sacked by Watford with two games of season remaining
While the Pozzo family have perhaps turned the club into a laughing stock, they have also turned it into one for whom relegation from the top flight is considered failure
Watford have taken the extraordinary decision of sacking Nigel Pearson with just two games remaining of the Premier League season after he had a disagreement with club owner Gino Pozzo.
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After another seismic day at WD18, from the Rookery End is back, as we try to untangle the events that lead to Nigel Pearson departing Watford FC late on Sunday night. Jon and Mike are joined by David Cameron Walker and The Athletic’s Watford correspondent Adam Leventhal, who discuss what has happened and perhaps more importantly, what has to happen next.