Watford said, on Sunday, that its Spanish coach, Cesco Muñoz, had resigned, while the team is ranked 14th among the 20 teams in the championship, after the first seven rounds of the season.
The newly promoted club added in a statement: “The board of directors considers that the team’s recent performance clearly indicates a negative trend, at a time when the situation of the team should improve significantly.”
A statement also stated: “The club will not issue any new statements until the appointment of a new coach is announced soon.”
With this Muñoz became the first manager in the Premier League to lose his job this season.
A number of experts considered the decision “strange”, especially since Watford occupies 14th place in the league, in the Spanish coach’s first season in the Premier League.
Also, Cesco Muñoz was the main reason for leading the team to the Premier League, only to be sacked after only 6 weeks, which is superior to 6 teams in the league standings.
Muñoz took over as Watford coach after his predecessor Vladimir Ivic last December, before the club’s promotion to the Premier League.
In the last game of Muñoz (41), with the team, Watford lost 1-0 to Leeds United on Saturday.
Watford has collected 7 points from 7 matches so far, after receiving four defeats, achieving two victories and one draw, and is four points away from the relegation zone.