Nigel Pearson: Watford sack manager with 2 games left to play this season

Nigel Pearson: Watford sack manager with 2 games left to play this season

- Nigel Pearson has been sacked by Watford with two games left this season

- The 56-year-old born tactician was hired in December as a replacement for Quique Sanchez Flores

- Pearson had some incredible results when he first arrived, but failed to maintain the momentum towards the end of the season

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Watford have parted ways with their manager Nigel Pearson with just two matches to the end of the season.

The Hornets are currently 17th on the log with 34 points after 36 league games - just three points better than 18th place Bournemouth.

Pearson, former manager of Derby and Leicester City was hired as a replacement for Quique Sanchez Flores in December when they were nine points above the relegation zone.

Nigel Pearson: Watford sack manager with 2 games left to play this season
Nigel Pearson sacked by Watford with two games left this season. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Fast forward seven months later, they are just three points floating above the drop zone and the Vicarage Stadium outfit is hoping that they can avoid the drop eventually.

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The 56-year-old started his reign in charge of the club with four wins in his first seven matches, including the famous 3-0 defeat his side inflicted on Liverpool before football went on break.

Meanwhile, Pearson has only managed two wins since the return of football last month - their latest being the 3-1 defeat in the hands of fellow strugglers West Ham United on Friday, July 17.

The Hornets have two crucial games against Manchester City and Arsenal and they must avoid defeats in order to not be relegated this term.

Craig Shakespeare, Pearson's deputy was also shown the exit doors with uncertainty regarding who will take charge of the team for the remaining two fixtures. earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has expressed disappointment at the decision to lift Manchester City’s two-year European ban, claiming that the FFP is truly dead.

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The Citizens’ two-year Champions League ban was overturned on Monday, July 13 and the Premier League club are now eligible to compete in next season's competition.

Pep Guardiola's side were previously handed a two-season ban from competing in Europe after they were found guilty of transfer irregularities.

Also, reported that Leeds United have returned to the Premier League for the first time since 2004.

The Peacocks confirmed their promotion after second-place team West Bromwich Albion suffered a 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield at the John Smith Stadium.

Marcelo Bielsa's men could be crowned champions early if Brentford fail to beat Stoke on Saturday, July 18, while a point against Derby County in Sunday's encounter will go along way.

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