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Watford Bring Back Head Coach Linked With Newcastle In Summer



Watford have parted ways with Javi Gracia today as he becomes the first manager sacked this season. Gracia was appointed in January 2018 when he replaced Everton’s current manager Marco Silva.

Watford have returned to a familiar face to succeed Gracia in former coach Quique Sanchez Flores.

Sanchez Flores returns to Vicarage Road where he was manager in 2015-16 upon their promotion to the Premier League. The Spaniard was surprisingly sacked following that season despite finishing in 13th position with 45 points.

This is the tenth time in the past eight seasons that Watford have made a coaching change.

The Telegraph had reported in early July that Newcastle were considering Quique Sanchez Flores to replace Rafa Benitez. However, if true, it does not appear that the 54-year-old was high on the list.


132 comments so far

  • NY Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:23 AM

    Comment #81

    toon22,

    What exchange are you referring to?

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:25 AM

    Comment #82

    Yes it’s a shame. Then he sullied his reputation with the fans.

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #83

    I think it was about all the managers. I might be wrong.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #84

    @NY MAg #57. I agree, surely (shirley), when someone gets sacked for indifferent performance, why would a) The club think it’s a good move to re-hire him and b) Why would the employee go back after being treated so badly?

    It can only be for the money – he was unemployed wasn’t he?

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:27 AM

    Comment #85

    No, I’m never wrong!

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #86

    Money!! Surely not.

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #87

    Carltoon,

    Of course you’re never wrong…I fully endorse that

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:32 AM

    Comment #88

    These managers are on a win win situation. Get sacked big pay off. There’s no loyalty either from owners managers and players. It’s us fans that lose out.

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #89

    How much had Big Sam made out of getting sacked or leaving. His house in Spain’s called Cassa St.James. apparently.

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:35 AM

    Comment #90

    Carltoon,

    You’ve summed up football in a nutshell.
    But we love it anyway 😀

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:38 AM

    Comment #91

    I know and how I wish sometimes that I didn’t.

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:40 AM

    Comment #92

    It’s always better to think about the positives rather than the negatives 🙂

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #93

    Yes, I’ll try and be more positive.

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  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #94

    DM. That’s my Husband’s favourite joke (don’t call me Shirley).

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  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2019 at 4:31 AM

    Comment #95

    Toonluvva

    If you think that Parliament’s resistance to Johnson and his cronies’ plans are destroying democracy in the UK, may I suggest you check out BBC 4 (I think) TV and watch ‘The Rise of The Nazis’.

    Any reasonable person who’s prepared to exercise their mind would be shocked at the parallels between 1930s Germany and the emergence of Johnson, Reece-Mogg, Farage and other nasties in England today. It’s frightening that people can be so easily duped by vested interests.

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  • DubaiMicky

    Sep 8, 2019 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #96

    lesh – didn’t you read “The wife”‘s post? Keep it off the blog mate.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2019 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #97

    What are you up against when the likes of “Big Archie” thinks Ashley has done good because we’re not on that list of five or six that have been in financial difficulties, what about the other 86 clubs that haven’t either.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 8, 2019 at 6:09 AM

    Comment #98

    And pointing out that he’s had us in the top 20 rich list eight times, considering we were around 13th in the world before he took over I think he’d have been better pointing out that Ashley has managed to take us out of the top twenty four times.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 8, 2019 at 7:07 AM

    Comment #99

    DM. – those who ignore the blog rules must be shaking in their boots (NOT).

    They can shudder in their boots about the sanction they will receive – Moderation – wow that’ll teach ’em.

    An opportunity was missed a couple of days ago to show the miscreants a lesson.

    The blog will slowly ramp up again to where it was a couple of weeks ago.

    Removing a post has more to do with saving one’s own backside from legal recourse (not removing libellous comment after you are notified of it) than an action to assist those libelled).

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 8, 2019 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #100

    When it comes to ignoring numerous requests from bloggers and the blog owners not to discuss politics on here then Lesh is the biggest culprit by far.

    He is determined to try and convert us all to the loony far left with his constant campaigning as soon as he sniffs an opportunity to pour out his communist rhetoric .
    He genuinely believes that we are all misguided fools unless we agree with his extremist left wing views and doesn’t realise what a tool this makes him look.

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  • EastEnd

    Sep 8, 2019 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #101

    The first mention re politics was toonluvva at post 20 with the brexiteer claim that democracy is being destroyed. Why jump on the response not the source?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 8, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #102

    EastEnd……… Because Lesh has got plenty of previous going back a long way.
    Blowing the trumpet for Left wing politics is his main agenda on here way above NUFC.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #103
  • EastEnd

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #104

    Maybe so Betty but the initial right wing swipe went un-policed by anyone. Just saying.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #105

    Lesh spot on

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #106

    Agree east end.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #107

    I thibk trigger happy watford shud have given gracia time. He was brilliant last season. Flores is a good move and a guy I wanted in the summer sadly knowing that charnley wudnt really fancy analysing managers worldwide and making a considered choice to find a guy who suited the coach model.

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #108

    I think Munster calling me a citizen of Rome or worse a king of it is a political statement and merits moderation. 😉

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #109

    Gracia was a failure, being fair and balanced. Made too many mistakes. 😀

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #110

    Politics Schmolitics you lot pipe down or find a Schmolitics blog. 🙂

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  • lesh

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #111

    EastEnd

    Cheers bonny lad

    They jump in as defenders of Blog rules but in reality, they hide behind that and in cases like this, they don’t like to see a view that may expose their own.

    Anyway, enough!

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  • Mindshaft

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #112

    Lesh , I agree ..

    Skimmed through last couple of days posts , not much of interest although somebody likened us to Everton and mentioned they made a loss last year and we didn’t …
    Everton built a new training ground , sacked 2 managers and staff ( 14 million ) and spent 11 million on initial new ground development.. yet another club pulling way ahead of us – when fatty took over we had half the debt, one of the most modern stadiums in u.k and were on a par if not ahead of the likes of Spurs …. now we have wolves and villa investing more in infrastructure and playing staff but yet still some people in here fattys doing a good job and citing Bury / Bolton as ‘There but for the grace of Ashley’ … Pathetic

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  • geordietom

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #113

    lesh …

    agree with you mate what gets me is the frog has a go on here , putting the same comments on over and over, and he gets away with it all the time . telling folk their shills ect endlessly . just saying like …

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #114

    Nufc 83

    You enjoying the cricket?

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #115

    Mindshaft you can tell you skimmed through as everything you have just wrote is pretty much not true.

    OP nope couldn’t think of anything worse.

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  • Mindshaft

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #116

    Nufc-83 … Which parts aren’t true ?

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #117

    Tell me about his mistakes Tsunki

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  • Mindshaft

    Sep 8, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #118

    Nufc-83 … Feel free to go and do some research – I think my statements hold up to scrutiny

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  • hibbit

    Sep 8, 2019 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #119

    divide and conquer disrupt and destroy
    *works every time*

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #120

    Well the way you have used Everton to compare the full accounts when the discussion was based on certain aspects of the accounts e.g. the commercial income is very similar now so that was used to show an example of how Ashley isn’t just pocketing every penny from this. Then it was discussed about outsourcing of the commercial activities. The only point on the full accounts was that someone mentioned if they don’t get into Europe they could be in trouble due the their expenditure in which I pointed out they are building a young side for the future.

    The main issue with the post is that you say people suggest he’s done a good Job when I don’t know anyone who believes that or have I ever read that on this blog.

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