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5 possible replacements for Marco Silva at Watford

Nived Zenith
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2.91K   //    21 Jan 2018, 19:58 IST

Silva became the 8th Premier League manager to face the axe this season
Silva became the 8th Premier League manager to face the axe this season

In a surprising turn of events, Watford have confirmed that the club has parted ways with Marco Silva following the club's 2-0 loss to Leicester City yesterday. Silva was touted as one of the leading candidates for the Everton job shortly after Ronald Koeman's sacking back in October and Watford have now cited the "unwarranted approach" as the driving force behind the club's decision to part company with the Portuguese.

Silva earned the plaudits for Watford's meteoric rise to the top half of the table early on in the season but a run of one win in their last 11 outings is believed to have cost him his job with the Premier League outfit.

Watford are currently drifting down the table due to their poor results and are just 5 points away from the relegation zone at this point of time. On that note, let's take a closer look at five possible replacements who can take up the mantle at Vicarage road and help the Hornets steady their ship with the right results:


#5 Mark Hughes

Mark Hughes is no stranger to the Premier League
Mark Hughes is no stranger to the Premier League

Mark Hughes was perhaps caught in the wrong place at the wrong time during his sacking from Stoke City. The man transformed the way the Potters played their football ever since taking charge at the club and quickly earned the plaudits for the same. Hughes provided some much needed stability to Stoke and established them as one of the top ten teams in the league.

However, he currently finds himself without a job after being relieved of his duties by Stoke earlier this month and the project at Watford is indeed a tempting one for anyone looking to get back to a managerial job in the Premier League.

Considering the amount of talent available at their disposal, it will be fitting for Watford to try and lure someone of Hughes' experience to try and boost their ambitions for the current campaign. As for his recent episode of disappointment with Stoke, it can simply be put down as a case of losing the dressing room albeit being a respected figure in English football.

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Nived Zenith
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An aspiring sports journalist who likes to live life on the edge. Avid reader and a life-long Chelsea fan :)
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