WATFORD manager Quique Sanchez Flores is reportedly on the brink of being axed.
The Spanish tactician returned to Vicarage Road in September after Watford lost three of their opening four Premier League games.
However, they have only won once in nine matches since then, and Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Burnley leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table – five points adrift of safety.
It’s now said that Watford chiefs are bracing themselves for another change in the dugout.
They are apparently desperate for Flores to turn things around.
But with the January market approaching, Watford are prepared to pull the trigger and task a third manager with saving the club’s season.
However, they are not interested in hiring a dogfight specialist, such as Sam Allardyce or Tony Pulis.
Watford have a number of tricky games coming, including clashes against Liverpool, Manchester United and Leicester City.
But Sky Sports news claims Watford have NO intention of sacking Flores at all.
Contrary to the Telegraph, they insist the beleaguered boss will remain in the hot seat for the foreseeable future.
Watford’s next game is a trip to fellow strugglers Southampton, giving Flores the chance to get three points on the board.