Danny Rose faces the axe at Watford, just six months after signing

Danny Rose ‘is DISILLUSIONED with Claudio Ranieri’s tactics, patterns of play and their interactions in training’, with the forthright full-back facing the axe at Watford, just six months after signing a two-year contract

  • Danny Rose arrived at Watford last summer under old manager Xisco Munoz
  • The left-back has played just nine times for the club in all competitions so far
  • Claudio Ranieri has previously said that Rose needed to rebuild his fitness 

Danny Rose is facing a Watford departure just six months after arriving at Vicarage Road amid indifferences with manager Claudio Ranieri.

According to The Athletic, Rose has felt disillusioned with Ranieri’s methods in training as well as from conversations held between them.

He could now leave in January and earlier this week, Watford signed left-back Hassane Kamara from French side Nice. The Athletic add that if he is still at the club beyond the current transfer window, he is unlikely to make the club’s 25-man Premier League squad list.

Defender Danny Rose is facing the axe at Watford, despite only joining the club last summer

Rose is said to have grown disillusioned with manager Claudio Ranieri’s methods at Watford

Rose joined Watford from Tottenham in the summer, where he had been for 14 years. But in recent years he had fallen out of favour in north London and in January 2020, joined Newcastle on loan.

He joined the Hornets when Xisco Munoz was manager, but Watford sacked him in October before bringing Ranieri in.

In December, Ranieri said he needed Rose to be fitter before he made a return to the first-team line-up.

‘Of course I’m confident with him, but he has to improve more,’ Ranieri said. ‘I remember when he played for Tottenham and when he played for the national team. I need this Danny. 

‘He’s a champion, he knows very well he’s not ready enough and he has to push more.

‘I see him during the training sessions he tries to push, to stay always working hard and I hope he can achieve his higher level than before.

‘I think it’s fitness because when he came, he was down on fitness. He has now improved a lot, but needs to improve more.’ 

It is not the first time Rose has fallen out of favour with a manager. His showdown talks with Jose Mourinho were filmed for the All or Nothing Amazon documentary, although Rose later cooled the idea that such discussions were rare in football.

Ranieri has previously said he wanted Rose to get fitter before playing first-team games

Rose has made nine appearances for Watford in all competitions so far this season

Speaking to Watford teammate Ben Foster on his YouTube channel, Rose said: ‘People who are in football will understand that’s a normal conversation you have with a manager on a day-to-day basis when you aren’t playing.

‘To the outside world, with the feedback I got, it looked like I shouldn’t be speaking like that.

‘But for every player not playing, if you are not having these conversations with your manager then you don’t have any motivation to play. That’s just how it was. I felt as if I was harshly treated’ 

Rose has played nine times for Watford in all competitions so far this season, with his last appearance coming on December 4 in the 3-1 defeat by Manchester City. 




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