Pearson wishes Watford well, regrets not being able to finish job

Date published: Monday 20th July 2020 2:20

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Nigel Pearson has expressed his regret at not being able to finish the job he started at Watford.

The Hornets announced on Sunday that Pearson had left the club with immediate effect with two games of the Premier League season remaining and its top-flight status not yet secured.

This makes Pearson the 11th sacking in the last nine years at Vicarage Road.


In a post on his official Twitter account of Monday morning, the 56-year-old said: “I’ve been overwhelmed by the well-wishes I’ve received from Watford supporters and the football community. Thank you all for your kind messages.

“Although not able to finish the task I was brought in to achieve, I wish Watford all the best for their final two games. Cheers, Nige.”

Pearson was appointed head coach in December last year – the club’s third permanent boss of the season after Javier Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores – with Watford sitting bottom of the table and seven points from safety.

They are currently in 17th place, three points clear of the bottom three, but with Manchester City and Arsenal to play, facing an anxious final week of the campaign.




Hayden Mullins has been asked to take up the reins, as he did briefly following Flores’ departure in December. Mullins lost his only game in charge, 2-0 to Leicester.

It is bound be a tough seven days in charge for the 41-year-old as he tries to better what is an abysmal record against Man City, the Hornets have lost the last two fixtures against Pep Guardiola’s side by an aggregate score of 14-0.

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