He proved an unpopular pick amongst fans during his short time on the club, but not even two months in charge isn’t enough time to place your individual stamp on things.
Watford have tried to one-up Chelsea through the years with the sheer amount of managers they’ve undergone. Nigel Pearson’s departure at the tip of the 2019/20 season though was the largest shock of the lot and ultimately cost them ultimately.
His arrival on the club in December 2019 was the catalyst for the side climbing out of the relegation zone, but was sacked with two games remaining and Watford three points above the relegation zone. Incredibly, Watford ended up being relegated after losing their final two matches.