Club Statement: Bilić Departs

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford FC confirms the departure of Head Coach Slaven Bilić and his coaching staff.

The Hornets had won just once in the last eight Sky Bet Championship games under the Croatian Head Coach – part of a run which included just three wins since Christmas.

“We are all ambitious to succeed this season, so something new is needed quickly while the opportunity of promotion is still real,” said Technical Director Ben Manga of the club’s decision.

He added: “With the January transfer window over, to change coach is the only option available to re-energise for the final games ahead.”

The Board of Directors wishes to place on record its thanks to Slaven for his work during his time at the club.

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