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Watford sack manager Marco Silva

Watford made a fast start to the Premier League season but have faded badly. Credit: PA

Watford have sacked manager Marco Silva, the club have announced.

The Portuguese had been a target for Everton earlier in the campaign after an excellent start, but a run of one win in 11 matches has now cost him his job.

A statement from the club read: "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."

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