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Watford are replacing their manager a week before they play Arsenal, just as they did back in September, according to reports.
According to reports, Watford manager Nigel Pearson is losing his job two games before the end of the season, with Hayden Mullins and Graham Stack to take over for the matches against Manchester City and Arsenal.
Forgive me for this, but I’m going to ask you to cast your mind back to last September. You might remember exactly the same thing happening. Watford sacked Javi Gracia and brought in Quique Sanchez Flores a week before the 2-2 draw against Arsenal.
Now, I’m not going to put that result entirely on new manager bounce. As we all know, it was much more a case of the team playing incredibly poorly under Unai Emery. But having a new man in charge definitely helped inspire Watford too.
What with Aston Villa also fighting for their lives in the Premier League, these final two games are looking a lot more complicated than they did when the fixture list originally came out.