Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Watford, with just two matches remaining of their Premier League season.
The relegation-threatened side moved quickly to dismiss a fourth head coach of the season following a disappointing 3-1 defeat at West Ham, leaving them three points clear of safety.
Pearson exits the club along with his assistant Craig Shakespeare after a reported row with owner Gino Pozzo.
These are the best of the tweets and jokes as Watford sack manager Nigel Pearson:
>I strongly advise the next Watford manager to rent 😳
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) July 19, 2020
Four managers in a season Watford, four? That’s insane pic.twitter.com/EN86DP5IFX
— Spurs fan (@Debaser92) July 19, 2020
Nigel Pearson after leaving Watford 3 points above relegation with Man City and Arsenal to play next pic.twitter.com/JcHpaP1Nnt
— Josh (@ftbljosh) July 19, 2020
Nigel Pearson secretly resigned after seeing what he’d have to work with next season.. pic.twitter.com/l5kLzn3q9o
— Korie (@Virg_VD) July 19, 2020
If Pearson had chinned Gray I’d be funding a new statue of the man. #watfordfc
— Kev Hammond (@HemelHorn) July 19, 2020
The rumour of Nigel Pearson knocking out Adam Masina after the West Ham game is certainly not true 🤣
— Jack (@JackCian99) July 19, 2020
Big Sam spotted near Watford… pic.twitter.com/TdccP8auHj
— Callum Kitson (@callumkitson) July 19, 2020
Watford announce new manager to replace Nigel Pearson pic.twitter.com/yXCH3gBDRQ
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) July 19, 2020
Hornets unveil new stadium plans. pic.twitter.com/kfuq8he1kz
— Lionel Birnie (@lionelbirnie) July 19, 2020
Watford have as had as many managers this season (4) as Norwich City have had wins (4) pic.twitter.com/uFsyH5Y5AW
— Has 🦊🇮🇶 #FreeFofana (@LcfcHas) July 19, 2020
Watford, you have one corner flag remaining.
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) July 19, 2020
New Watford managers walking out onto Vicarage Road for the first time but getting sacked before kickoff pic.twitter.com/tEX82Csr9M
— Matchday365 (@Matchday365) July 19, 2020
4 managers in a season! That's unheard of apart from when we had 4 managers in a season 5 years ago
— Watford Talk (@WatfordTalk) July 19, 2020
I think Javi took the Valencia job just to ensure he wasn't asked to come back yet.
— Old Watford FC (@OldWatford) July 19, 2020
"Oi! Nigel! Go on! Fuck off out of Watford!" pic.twitter.com/TRtT9zTlT8
— Mooms-19 (@Danny_McMoomins) July 19, 2020
I don't wanto say that it was our win over Watford that lead to Pearson being sacked, but it was our win over Watford that's lead to Pearson getting sacked.#TRFC #SWA @WatfordFC pic.twitter.com/ElVzwiKB78
— Tranmere Rovers FC (@MattMcardlx) July 19, 2020
I may not be on twitter much for a few weeks. Just been appointed interim coach for Watford. Wish me luck…. pic.twitter.com/iPJ9nspi5Q
— 🤘𝕸𝖆𝖙 𝖙𝖍𝖊 𝕯𝖆𝖒𝖓𝖊𝖉🤘 (@MaidenWatford) July 19, 2020