Top Premier League Manager Sacked After String of Poor Results
- Claudio Ranieri could only last less than four months at Watford as manager
- This is after the veteran Italian boss was relieved of his duties on Monday, January 24
- Ranieri was axed just days after Watford suffered a 3-0 loss against Norwich City
- The defeat plunged the Hornets into the relegation zone, with the club currently placed 19th
Struggling Premier League side, Watford, have sacked Claudio Ranieri as manager less than four months at the helm.
Ranieri was appointed Watford boss back in October 2021 and has led the Hornets in just 13 Premier League matches.
The veteran Italian boss could only manage seven points from a possible 39, with the side's string of poor results plunging them into the relegation zone.
Last Friday's 3-0 defeat to fellow relegation battlers, Norwich City, proved to be the last nail on the coffin for Ranieri as the result saw the Vicarage-based outfit drop into the bottom three with just 18 games left to end the season.
Ranieri's sacking was announced by Watford on Monday, January 24, with the club saying a change was necessary to lift the club out of trouble.
"The Hornets' board recognises Claudio as a man of great integrity and honour, who will always be respected here at Vicarage Road for his efforts in leading the team with dignity," the statement said.
"However the board feels that, with nearly half of the Premier League campaign remaining, a change in the head coach position now will give a new appointment sufficient time to work with a talented squad to achieve the immediate goal of retaining Premier League status," the club added.
Ranieri was Watford's 14th manager since the Pozzo family assumed ownership of the club in 2012.
He was appointed to the role on a two-year contract, succeeding Xisco Munoz who had been sacked at the time.
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Source: Sports Brief News