Sannino quits as Watford boss

Beppe Sannino has resigned as Watford head coach.

Last Updated: 01/09/14 at 10:33 Post Comment

Beppe Sannino: Italian departs Vicarage Road

Beppe Sannino: Italian departs Vicarage Road

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The 57-year-old Italian has ended his spell in charge at Vicarage Road despite guiding the Hornets into second place in the Sky Bet Championship table after five games of the season.

Watford have collected 12 points from five matches so far and trail leaders Nottingham Forest by only one point, although they were knocked out of the Capital One Cup after losing at home to Doncaster last week.

Sannino only took charge of Watford on December 18th last year after previous managerial spells with a host of Italian clubs.

However, despite a relatively successful period on the pitch, his reign has been marked by unrest in the dressing room, notably a few senior players have expressed their discontent at some of his methods and techniques on the training field and on the touchline.

The discontent came to a head during the recent 2-0 victory at Rotherham when Lloyd Dyer ran halfway across the pitch after scoring a goal and shouted at the Watford bench, seemingly in the direction of his head coach.

Watford are hoping to appoint a replacement for Sannino by the end of next week.

Sannino issued a statement on the club's official website to announce his departure from the job.

The statement read: "I took over a very talented squad when I arrived - but they were boys in many ways.

"I'm proud of what we have achieved and I have no doubt that the squad now, who look very much like men who know exactly what they must do, are very capable of getting promotion from this tough Championship league.

"I know I have given everything to Watford; I have given my heart and soul to the job and I have been happy to do this because of the wonderful support I have received from everyone - and most of all the fans, who are truly amazing.

"However I feel I have gone as far as I can so, for the benefit of me and the club, I feel the time is right for me to move on.

"I am convinced  whoever will be in charge in the future will have everything ready for him to deliver the success that everyone at the club would wish for"

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

m only commenting on this (I don't care about Liverpool) because F365's twitter said I had call Matt Stanger a tw*t (which I don't agree with anyway) but I just wanted to be the first. Am I the first?

tk421
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

S

unday, Sunday. Will there be a fan of either team, who if they are winning after 80 mins, won't still be nervous? This could be anything from 0-0 to 5-5, and no one would bat an eye.

megabrow (cufc)
A Season Of Continuous False Dawns

T

his year I am getting F365 a whack-a-mole game but with Brendan instead of the mole (Like the one with JD on Scrubs) and every time he pops up he says something. Outstanding Whack!, Character Whack!, Magnificent Whack!, Wonderful Composure Whack, Whack f**king Whack. Hours of fun.

hump3.
Trial And Error Rather Than Transition

Footer 365

Premier League: Martin Skrtel's late header earns Liverpool 2-2 draw with Arsenal

A 97th-minute bullet header from defender Martin Skrtel earned Liverpool a 2-2 draw with Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday.

Transfer news: Labour MP Iain Wright warns Hartlepool against signing Ched Evans

Labour MP Iain Wright has told Hartlepool to "think again" over their interest in signing convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Premier League: Neil Warnock blasts officials after Crystal Palace's 3-0 defeat at Man City

Neil Warnock said the decision to disallow a Crystal Palace goal in the 3-0 defeat to Manchester City was "disgraceful".

Mail Box

More Players In The Wrong Bloody Shirt

Plus Cristiano Ronaldo, who looks 'heart-breakingly well-suited to a Real Madrid shirt' according to one United fan. Plus, words from the good doctor and plenty more...

Players Plainly Wearing The Wrong Strip...

There are some players who just look plain daft in whatever shirt they're wearing. Like Cesc and Robin. It's a cracking mailbox with a load of different themes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property