Watford boss Vladimir Ivic facing the sack after Huddersfield defeat

Watford boss Vladimir Ivic facing the sack as Hornets suffer fourth defeat of the season following Huddersfield Town loss after Serb axed talisman Troy Deeney over ‘disciplinary issues’

  • Watford coach Vladamir Ivic is facing the sack after defeat to Huddersfield Town 
  • The Hornets boss is under growing pressure as the club sit in fifth in the league 
  • Ivic axed talisman Troy Deeney for the game due to disciplinary issues
  • The Serbian became the fourth permanent coach in a year at the club 

Watford coach Vladimir Ivic is facing the sack after just four months in charge.

The Vicarage Road club are poised to make yet another managerial change after Saturday’s defeat to Huddersfield Town, their fourth defeat of the season, which also saw Troy Deeney left on the bench, in part for disciplinary reasons.

Ivic, 43, was appointed in August becoming Watford’s fourth permanent coach in a year.  

Watford coach Vladimir Ivic is facing the sack after the club’s defeat to Huddersfield Town

The Hornets suffered their fourth defeat of the season and slipped to fifth in the Championship

When quizzed on Deeney, Ivic said: ‘He didn’t start because he played a lot of full games recently.

‘I believe that he wasn’t ready to play from the beginning but the reason he wasn’t able to come on was a discipline issue.’

When asked if Deeney had a future at the club, Ivic added: ‘I don’t know, we will see.

Ivic axed talisman and captain Troy Deeney from Saturday’s game over ‘disciplinary issues’

‘It’s between us and I don’t want to speak about this. I’m the coach and I know what is my responsibility.’ 

Watford have already held talks with 40-year old Spaniard Xisco Munoz who has been coaching Dinamo Tbilisi. 

The Hornets turned to Ivic following their relegation from the top flight after a spectacular collapse in which Nigel Pearson was sacked with just a handful of games remaining. 

Watford have won two of their last five league games as the Hertfordshire club look to secure promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking. 




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