Watford with new manager for the fourth time since Premier League return in 2015

9 September 2019

flores
Photo: Getty Images Quique Sanchez Flores' one year as head coach Watford was the club's first season back in the Premier League; they ended 13th on the table with 45 points.

Quique Sanchez Flores returns to Watford to take over as head coach.

Looking at their careers, however, Sanchez Flores has the higher points average of the two, with Flores averaging 1.49 points to Gracia's 1.35.

The newly appointed manager was in charge at Watford in the club's first year back in the Premier League.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

With only a single point in four matches, Watford announced the departure of their manager, Javi Gracia, this weekend.

Just 30 minutes later, Watford announced the return of Quique Sanchez Flores as his replacement.

This is the fourth time Watford have changed their manager since the club returned to the Premier League in 2015.

"The 54-year-old returns to Vicarage Road, having guided Watford to a comfortable mid-table finish during the 2015/16 campaign," Watford wrote in a statement.

Do you want to read this article?

Get instant access by subscribing to our free weekly newsletter.

You will receive a link that unlocks the article in an email.

Passionate about football and the business behind the beautiful game?

Subscribe now to access all the latest news and exclusive industry insights from leading football finance experts.

30-day free trial

Start trial

Already a member? Login