Nigel Pearson has been sacked by Watford with simply two matches left of the Premier League season, the membership have confirmed.
The 56-year-old solely took cost of the Hornets in December and leaves with the membership three factors forward of the relegation zone.
Pearson is the third supervisor to be axed by the membership this season, following the exits of Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores.
Watford had been backside of the desk when the previous Leicester City boss took over they usually gained seven of their 23 video games below him.
However they had been soundly crushed by West Ham on Friday and, with Manchester City and Arsenal to play of their remaining fixtures, the hierarchy have determined to finish his reign.
Hayden Mullins will take cost of the staff for the ultimate two video games, with Graham Stack aiding him.
Mullins has been accountable for Watford’s Below-23s this time period, whereas Stack is the top of academy goalkeeping on the membership.
It’s the second time Mullins has taken short-term cost of the first-team, having additionally stepped into the function following Sanchez Flores’ dismissal in December.
Watford’s gamers are understood to be shocked by Pearson’s abrupt exit, with the membership nonetheless at risk of dropping their Premier League standing.
Watford had been seven factors adrift of security when he took over on the finish of 2019, and now have survival in their very own fingers.
A Watford assertion, launched on Sunday night, learn: “Watford FC confirms that Nigel Pearson has left the membership with speedy impact.
“Hayden Mullins, with Graham Stack as his assistant, will take up the place of Interim Head Coach for the Hornets’ ultimate two Premier League fixtures of the 2019/20 season.
“There will probably be no additional membership remark.”