Watford have sacked head coach Marco Silva, issuing a strongly-worded statement that questioned the Portuguese’s commitment to the club following an approach from Everton earlier in the season.
After just one win in their last eleven league games, the club have moved swiftly in appointing his replacement – 47-year-old former player and Málaga manager Javi Gracia.
These were the best of the jokes as Watford sacked Marco Silva and appointed Javi Gracia in his place on Sunday:
— Cabaye Loves Hugs (@CabayeLovesHugs) January 21, 2018
Yer son wanted Marco Silva to manage Arsenal
— Olly (@GiroudesqueZ) January 21, 2018
— WatfordWaffler (@watfordwaffler) January 21, 2018
Would love to know who approached Marco Silva just before he lost five of his last seven games at Hull. Should be ashamed of themselves
— Paul Brown (@pbsportswriter) January 21, 2018
Welcome Javi. This is the door, you'll notice it's a revolving door
— Tony Freestone (@TonyFreestone1) January 21, 2018
In the end they offered him a role in the England setup
— ً (@virgilogy) January 21, 2018
This isn't LinkedIn pal, Twitter doesn't need endorsements on a Sunday morning
— Craig Banks (@Cr_Banks) January 21, 2018
Give it 10 mins
— Luke Porter (@LukePorter0125) January 21, 2018
Paul Merson when he sees Marco Silva got sacked only to be replaced by another foreigner pic.twitter.com/9KZoNGAHkn
— Jake. (@YedIin) January 21, 2018
"You're not Mark Hughes." pic.twitter.com/hyYF6NJf2K
— Goodbye Theo (@lacazettesgiven) January 21, 2018
Marco Silva with his Everton undies running up the m1 at full gallop.
— Ed Kent (@eddkent1) January 21, 2018
What are Watford doing appointing Javi García? A couple of games for Manchester City years ago and straight into management?! pic.twitter.com/QTPiiiujWt
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) January 21, 2018
He’s probably awoken to a horses head on his pillow
— JH (@JAH59) January 21, 2018
The #WatfordFC / Marco Silva divorce was a result of 'unreasonable behaviour', Gary. Hope that explains it in a language you understand.
— Paul Mathews (@Watford_Politic) January 21, 2018
— The Hornets' Nest (@hornetsnestwfc) January 21, 2018
You signed for Watford not Silva, so I really hope you just burnt a pizza or something
— Benjamin Humphries (@behu91) January 21, 2018
Good night to everyone apart from Marco Silva.
— Dan Harvey (@HarveytheHornet) January 21, 2018