Watford: Nigel Pearson expected to succeed Quique Sanchez Flores

Nigel Pearson
Nigel Pearson last managed in the Premier League at Leicester City but was sacked in May 2015

Watford are expected to name Nigel Pearson as their new manager following the sacking of Quique Sanchez Flores.

Former Leicester City boss Pearson, 56, would become the Hornets' third manager this season and is expected to sign a short-term deal until the end of the season.

Flores was dismissed on Sunday after less than 90 days following the 2-1 defeat at Southampton.

He succeeded Javi Gracia, who was sacked in September.

Pearson last managed in the Premier League at Leicester but was sacked in May 2015 and replaced by Claudio Ranieri, with the Foxes winning the Premier League title the following season.

He has since had a five-month spell at Derby County, leaving by mutual consent in October 2016 and at Belgian First Division side OH Leuven, where he was sacked in February 2019.

Watford under-23 coach Hayden Mullins took charge for the defeat at Leicester City on Wednesday.

After sacking Sanchez Flores the club said a replacement would be appointed "imminently".

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