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Danny Cowley issues honest assessment of Watford managerial decision

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Watford were right to part company with manager Vladimir Ivic, according to former Huddersfield Town boss Danny Cowley.

The Hornets parted company with Ivic on Saturday evening, following their 2-0 away defeat to Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Ivic took charge of Watford in the summer, replacing Nigel Pearson after he was sacked following the club’s relegation from the Premier League.

Ivic won nine out of 22 games in charge of Watford, and following their 2-0 defeat at the weekend, they sit fifth in the Championship.

The Hornets find themselves four points off the automatic promotion places, having kept hold of the likes of Ismaila Sarr, Troy Deeney and Joao Pedro in the summer.

Speaking on EFL on Quest, former Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley said that Watford were right to sack Ivic, given their lack of “game model”.

He said: “If you look at it from an outcome perspective, it’s really harsh, because they’re only fifth in the league, but I’ve watched ta lot of Watford and I’m not quite sure what they are, or what their game model is.

“They’ve obviously got top players, real athleticism and real quality at the top end of the pitch, but they’ve been indifferent in terms of their performance for me.”

Watford have won only two of their last six games, and have since appointed Xisco Munoz as his successor.

The Verdict

I agree with Cowley here.

Watford have obviously got off to a decent start this season and promotion is still a possibility, but they should really be higher up given the players they have.

The likes of Ismaila Sarr and Joao Pedro have been impressive, but you do feel that there is more to come from them and Ivic wasn’t getting the best out of them.


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