The Hornets languish in 19th place in the Premier League and sit just two points above bottom-placed Burnley, who have two games in hand.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Claudio Ranieri was fired by Watford on Monday after 3 1/2 months in charge of the Premier League team that has just slipped into the relegation zone. Watford won two of its 13 league matches under the 70-year-old Ranieri. A 3-0 home loss to Norwich dropped Watford into the bottom three for the first time this season. Watford is looking for its third permanent manager of the season, having already fired Xisco Munoz, and its 16th in the last 10 years. Watford was the 18th
The Italian was only appointed in October.