Don Goodman has questioned the success of Gino Pozzo’s approach to hiring and firing managers at Watford.
The Hornets took the decision to sack Vladimir Ivic from his position as head coach and replace him with Xisco Munoz.
That decision came as something of a surprise to some quarters of the game with the Hertfordshire side still very much in contention to secure promotion.
As we enter the festive period Watford are in fifth position and just four points off the automatic promotion spots.
While the hope is that Munoz can be the man to guide them back to the Premier League, Sky Sports’ EFL pundit Goodman believes that Slaven Bilic could have been the perfect appointment for the club.
Speaking on the Sky Sports’ EFL Podcast, Goodman said: “On paper that looked like a match made in heaven.
“He’s had success in the division, was harshly treated by West Brom and available.
“But we know the Pozzo family and the way they operated – Munoz is now the 13th head coach in eight years and that’s the way they do it.
“The interesting thing is that if you look at where they were eight years and look at where they are now they’re in exactly the same position.
“They’ve invested a lot of money, gone with coach after coach and had five years in the Premier League but here we are at Christmas 2020 and Watford Football Club, after all of that, are back in the position that the Pozzos took over from.
“We know what their attitude is but are we getting to the point where it’s stopping having its effect?
I don’t think they’ll ever change it but I question and wonder now what the thoughts of the supporters are after everything that’s happened over the eight years.”
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It’s an interesting point that Don Goodman makes.
But while the hiring and firing of managers doesn’t sit well with many you can’t argue with how well the club has done over recent seasons.
Five years in the top flight is a decent achievement, and given the strong financial position of the club I don’t think you can compare the position of the club now to where they were several years ago.