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7th October 2014- Billy McKinlay replaced as Watford head coach by Slavisa Jokanovic

This decision was when the habit of the Pozzos to regularly change head coach really started to be widely commented upon by the wider football community.

BBC Sport: Former Chelsea midfielder Slavisa Jokanovic has replaced Billy McKinlay as Watford boss, only eight days after the Scot was put in charge.

Sky Sports: McKinlay’s reign – the sixth shortest in English football history – followed Oscar Garcia’s four weeks in charge.

The Guardian: “Our job is always to act in the best long-term interests of this football club,” the Watford owner, Gino Pozzo, said in a statement. “There can be no compromise on this – whatever the circumstances. I fully support the view from our technical staff that, given the talented squad which has been assembled and our position in the league, an experienced head coach with a winning pedigree is of primary importance to help ensure the success we are all striving for.”

Watford Observer: We have been told Watford were keen for McKinlay to remain at the club as first team coach, which was the role he was initially hired for on September 26, but that the 45-year-old refused the demotion.

Evening Standard, 7 Oct 2014
Evening Standard, 17 Oct 2014