Troost-Ekong’s Coach Sacked
by Our Correspondent
Manager of Super Eagles defender, William Troost-Ekong at English Championship side, Watford has been sacked
Vladimir Ivic was sacked on Sunday after four months in the role.
Confirming his sack, the club said in a statement “The Hornets thank Ivic and his staff for their efforts this season. We wish them well for future success elsewhere.”
The Hornets, who have won nine of their 20 Championship games this season under Ivic, are fifth in the table, four points off second-placed Bournemouth and nine off leaders Norwich.
The 43-year-old signed a one-year deal in August, succeeding Nigel Pearson who was sacked shortly before the club were relegated from the Premier League.
It means Watford are looking for a fifth manager in just over a year.
The Serb’s sacking came after his side were beaten 2-0 at mid-table Huddersfield Town on Saturday – just their second defeat in 11 games – a spell in which they have also had four draws.
Ivic rested club captain Troy Deeney for the match, despite scoring in Watford’s last three games.
Deeney was on the bench but Ivic said that he did not use him as a substitute, even when his side were losing, because of a “discipline issue”.
Watford signed William Troost-Ekong on September 29, 2020, on a five-year contract deal. He scored his first goal for the club in a 3-2 win over Coventry City on 7 November 2020.