Watford set to sack manager Nigel Pearson with two matches left to play

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Watford set to sack manager Nigel Pearson with two matches left after frustrating defeat to West Ham sees Hornets three points above drop zone with Man City and Arsenal to play

  • Watford are on the cusp of sacking Nigel Pearson, Sportsmail understands
  • The Hornets are still threatened with relegation from the top flight this season
  • Recent defeat to West Ham United looks to spell the end for Pearson 

Watford are set to sack Nigel Pearson with just two games left of the season.

Sportsmail understands the loss to West Ham left club officials infuriated and put the manager’s job in serious jeopardy.

The Hornets still run the risk of relegation this season, sitting just three points above the drop zone after 36 matches played.

Watford are set to sack Nigel Pearson with just two games left of the season

Watford are set to sack Nigel Pearson with just two games left of the season

Victory for fellow strugglers West Ham helped them open up a three-point margin on Watford, in what was a crucial match for Pearson’s side.

The Hornets’ two remaining games see them face the huge task of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at home, before ending the season away at Arsenal.

Watford’s lacklustre performance at West Ham has left many fearing for the worst, with the team having gone two goals down inside just ten minutes.

Dejected Watford players left the pitch at West Ham knowing a huge chance had been missed

Dejected Watford players left the pitch at West Ham knowing a huge chance had been missed

Michail Antonio and Tomas Soucek set the Hammers up for the perfect start, before Declan Rice found the back of the net just after the half-hour mark.

Captain Troy Deeney’s strike could not serve to fire the Hornets into a comeback.

Bournemouth, who like Watford find themselves battling to stay in the top flight division, currently trail by a single goal to Southampton in today’s south coast derby.

Eddie Howe’s side conclude their campaign next Sunday away to Everton.

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