Claudio Ranieri is on the verge of being sacked at Watford after just fourteen games in charge… The club has already begun the search for his successor after the dismal home defeat to Norwich plunged the Hornets into the relegation zone.
- Claudio Ranieri has won only two of his 14 matches with Watford
- The former Leicester boss lost 11 games in his three-month tenure
- An Italian took over from Xisco Munoz in October but is under mounting pressure
- Watford slipped into the relegation zone with a 3-0 loss at home to Norwich on Friday
Sources close to the club expect Ranieri to lose his job after the embarrassing loss with the Hornets who are now actively seeking a replacement.
Sportsmail It was revealed exclusively on New Year’s Eve that the Italian is under increasing pressure in Vicarage’s way amid doubts over his suitability as head coach.
Claudio Ranieri looks set to lose his job at Watford after a string of unfortunate results
Three weeks later, the club is now believed to be on the verge of dispensing with Ranieri as a result of Watford’s abysmal record under the former Premier League winner.
Ranieri could continue on the job until a new manager agrees to take over – but it is now increasingly likely that his reign on Vicarage’s path is coming to an end.
Watford won’t play again until February 5, so there’s some breathing room to find their next boss.
Ranieri has only overseen two wins since arriving 14 games ago. 11 of those matches were defeats.
The Italian has won only two of his 14 matches since arriving at Vicarage Road
Watford slipped into the relegation zone after a crushing 3-0 home defeat to Norwich
Josh Sargent scored two goals for the Canary team, who jumped from the bottom of the three
His side have earned just one Premier League point in eight games, a period that culminated in a heartbreaking loss to relegation-struggling team-mate Norwich on Friday night – a result that sent them plunging into the relegation zone.
The result against Dean Smith’s team has forced the Pozzo family to act as they look to fend off relegation.
On December 31, we revealed that there was concern emerging from within the Hornets first-team camp about the Italians’ tactics just three months into the job following his appointment in October.
At the time it was felt that Ranieri could be given more time than usual by the Watford hierarchy given his longstanding friendship with members of the Pozzo family and his reputation.
But there has been no improvement since then, forcing the club to move.