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Watford part ways with Claudio Ranieri after just 14 games in charge


Watford part ways with Claudio Ranieri after just 14 games in charge

Watford have sacked Claudio Ranieri after just 13 Premier League games in charge, meaning that they are now on the hunt for their third manager of the season.

The Italian coach, most famous for winning the Premier League title at Leicester City. departs having picked up just 7 points while in charge of the hornets, although he will be remembered as the man who ultimately cost Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his job after a 4-1 win over Manchester United at Vicarage Road.

That was perhaps the sole high-point of his reign, beginning with a 5-0 defeat to Liverpool, and ending with a heavy 3-0 defeat to fellow relegation rivals Norwich City. In a game stopped because of a power cut, the lights went out on Ranieri’s tenure in the Watford dugout.

Another unfair dismissal?

It is hard to argue with a tally of just 7 points in 13 games, but it does feel something of a harsh dismissal.

Of the 13, eight were against the current top 8 in the Premier League in a run of fixtures that could well have spelt the end of Ranieri sooner and was always going to prove a mountain to climb in the wake of former boss Xisco Munoz.

Watford part ways with Claudio Ranieri after just 14 games in charge

Claudio Ranieri looks on. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

But now, with another new manager coming into the side towards the end of the January transfer window, it could be even harder. Whoever is chosen will have a relegation six-pointer to contend with first up, as Watford take on Burnley, before games against West Ham and Brighton where they will be expected to pick up points.

Should they fail to do so, they know what awaits.

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