Watford to replace Slavisa Jokanovic with Quique Sanchez Flores

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Reports have emerged today suggesting that Watford manager Slavisa Jokanovic has been sacked, despite guiding the Hornets to the Premier League.

Jokanovic steered Watford to a second-place finish in the Championship, securing them Premier League football for the first time in eight years, when they spent one season in England's top flight under Aidy Boothroyd.

It has been suggested that Jokanovic, who was only on contract until the end of the season, is unhappy with the deal he has been offered to extend his stay at Vicarage Road.

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The Serbian would become the fourth manager to leave the club this season. Beppe Sannino became the first casualty with his shock resignation in August, followed by his replacement Oscar Garcia, who was forced to resign due to poor health. Billy McKinlay was then replaced by Sannino after just two matches.

According to reports in the Telegraph, the Hertfordshire club are in talks with Atletico Madrid coach Quique Flores about taking over for their first season back in the Premier League.

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Flores to become Watford boss?

Flores led Atletico to Europa League glory in 2010 against Fulham and was linked with a move to the Premier League when Steve Clarke was dismissed but was beaten to the vacant managerial position at West Brom by Pepe Mel.

It is understood that the Spaniard has multiple European managerial offers on the table, as his success in Spain has seen his stock rise.

Working with players including David De Gea, as well as Juan Mata and David Silva during his time at Valencia, Flores may be looking for a side playing European football next season, meaning it may take a blockbuster offer from Watford to land their man.

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