Watford chairman Graham Simpson has resigned from the club with immediate effect.
Simpson will be replaced as the head of Watford Leisure on an interim basis by Andrew Wilson, currently a non-executive director at the company.
The news was revealed at Monday morning's Annual General Meeting and comes just a week after the club appointed former Chelsea youth-team coach Brendan Rodgers as a replacement for Adrian Boothroyd.
Boothroyd left the club this month after a string of poor results plummeted the Hornets towards the relegation zone in the Coca-Cola Championship.
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