Sources: Watford to sack Quique Sanchez Flores after 10 games in charge

Watford are set to sack manager Quique Sanchez Flores before their midweek game against Leicester, sources have told ESPN FC.

Sanchez Flores returned to Vicarage Road for a second spell in charge after they sacked Javi Gracia in September.

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However, following a damaging 2-1 defeat to struggling Southampton on Saturday, Watford are bottom of the Premier League and sources have told ESPN FC that Flores could be sacked later today.

Watford recovered from two goals down to draw his first game in charge against Arsenal but endured a humiliating 8-0 loss at Manchester City the following game.

Sanchez Flores has only overseen one victory in 10 matches and Watford find themselves six points from safety.

Sources have told ESPN FC that former Brighton boss Chris Hughton and former Swansea City manager Paul Clement are among the candidates to replace Flores.

Sanchez Flores was previously in charge of Watford during the 2015-16 season during which he led the club to an FA Cup semifinal and a 13th place finish in the Premier League.

ESPN FC's Mark Ogden contributed to this report