December 2, 2019 / 2:49 PM / 12 days ago

Under-23 coach Mullins to take charge of Watford at Leicester

(Reuters) - Watford Under-23 coach Hayden Mullins will take charge of the team for Wednesday’s Premier League game against Leicester City with the club yet to find a replacement for the sacked Quique Sanchez Flores.

Watford fired Flores on Sunday less than three months into his second spell with the club, after the Spaniard led them to one win in their last 10 league matches.

Flores is the second permanent manager to be sacked by the league’s bottom club this season after they dismissed Spaniard Javi Gracia four games into the campaign.

Mullins, the former Crystal Palace, West Ham United and Portsmouth midfielder, joined Watford’s coaching staff in 2016 and will look to guide them to their second league win this season.

British media reported that former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton was a contender for the position along with ex-Swansea City manager Paul Clement.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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