Burnley go up and two managers clear off
We already knew that two Premier League managers, Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City and Guus Hiddink at Chelsea, would be in charge of their clubs for the last time this weekend but the last two days has brought news that it will be the same for Watford’s Quique Sanchez Flores (pictured) while Everton’s Roberto Martinez won’t even get a final game.
Everton play Watford this Sunday at Goodison Park but there will be no place for Martinez in the dug out after he was sacked yesterday following their inept showing at Sunderland on Wednesday. Supporters have been calling for his head for some time after some poor performances and results and it was no surprise to see him go just short of three years in the job.
Former Claret David Unsworth will be in charge for the final game alongside Everton legend Joe Royle with Martinez the first manager to be sacked since Walter Smith over fourteen years ago.
That can hardly be said of Watford. When the 2011/12 season ended there were big changes at Vicarage Road with the Italian Pozzo family taking over. One of the first things they did was sack manager Sean Dyche, after one year in charge, to bring in Gianfranco Zola.
Zola lasted for a season and a half but in the two and a half years since they’ve had all of Giuseppe Sannino, Oscar Garcia, Billy McKinlay, who survived just eight days before they decided he wasn’t the right man, current Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic, who took them up a year ago, and now Flores.
Martinez is already fourth favourite for Watford with Flores third favourite to land the Everton job, but right now neither of them look as though they will be successful. Frank De Boer is currently the 7/5 favourite with Sky Bet for Everton With Walter Mazzari tipped for Watford at odds of 1/10.
As an aside, Sean Dyche is listed at 33/1 for both jobs.Share this page :