English Premier League club Watford has sacked Marco Silva after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.

Watford, who has Nigerian striker Isaac Success in their fold, blamed fellow premier league club Everton for the side’s poor results in over the last two months.

Watford are currently 10th on the EPL table, with 26 points from 24 matches, but the club has only won one match in their last 11 league games.

Silva signed a two-year contract with Watford at the start of the season, after failing with Hull City, but the 40-year-old was close to leaving Vicarage Road as a replacement for Ronald Koeman sacked by Everton.

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Watford blocked the move and since November, Watford could only add five points to 21 garnered in the first three months of the season.

Though 18 months is left on his contract, Watford management in a statement believe Silva has already been distracted and may not take the club to the expected height.

“Watford Football Club has parted company with Marco Silva.

“This has been a difficult decision and one not taken lightly. The Club is convinced the appointment of Silva was the right one and had it not been for the unwarranted approach by a Premier League rival for his services we would have continued to prosper under his leadership.

“The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the Board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised.

“For the security and success of the football club, the Board believes it has to make a change.

“The Club will seek to make a swift appointment and there will be no further comment until that appointment has been made.”