The best jokes as Watford sack Marco Silva and appoint Javi Gracia

Strongly-worded statement from the club blamed earlier approach from Everton.

There were jokes as Watford sacked Marco Silva and replaced him with Javi Gracia
NEW MAN: Javi Gracia (Image: Кирилл Венедиктов/ soccer.ru)

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:

Watford fans hearing they've sacked their manager Marco Silva. #watfordfc pic.twitter.com/WQs0NLP8QL

— CLH (@CabayeLovesHugs) January 21, 2018


More on this story: The owners of the club felt they had to act when these images of Marco Silva’s bedroom surfaced. #WatfordFC pic.twitter.com/VCyiwUDE4r

— Aidan (@WatfordAidan) 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



This isn't LinkedIn pal, Twitter doesn't need endorsements on a Sunday morning

— Craig Banks (@Cr_Banks) 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

— Artetaball (@MickMcCarthy92) 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

— JAH (@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

For anyone confused as to why #WatfordFC have sacked Marco Silva, I hope this picture clears things up. pic.twitter.com/DdNfVhpbuV

— The Hornets' Nest (@hornetsnestwfc) January 21, 2018

You signed for Watford not Silva, so I really hope you just burnt a pizza or something

— Ben (@behu91) January 21, 2018

Good night to everyone apart from Marco Silva.

— Dan Harvey (@HarvsTheDuck) January 21, 2018