Watford fans have reacted on Twitter to the news that Quique Sanchez Flores has been reappointed as the new head coach at Vicarage Road.
Flores was appointed for the second time just 30 minutes after it was announced that Gracia was removed from his post at Watford.
Gracia leaves the club with the Hornets bottom of the Premier League after four games, losing three times and drawing once. He joined the club in January 2018 – meaning that he is the first Watford boss in the Premier League to last more than a full season.
Since leaving England, the 54-year-old took Espanyol to the top eight in La Liga and also managed in China with Shanghai Shenhua.
Javi Gracia’s backroom staff will also be leaving the club as Flores’ staff will move in.
Gracia took Watford to 11th in the Premier League last season and also got them to the FA Cup Final, where they got thumped 6-0 by Manchester City.
On Twitter, some fans responded negatively to the news, saying “wow” and calling it an “embarrassment”, while some saw the funnier side and talked about getting Flores’ team back together, others just flooded the post with memes.
Here are some of the replies below…
We are an embarrassment
— Amandeep Stevens (@dilemma1979) September 7, 2019
The return of the greatest chant in football.
— Luke G (@LukeGalletly) September 7, 2019
Do we really want Luton away that badly next season?
— JC (@jackec456) September 7, 2019
— Joe Findlay-Bada (@JFindlayBada27) September 7, 2019
— Aidan Hogan (@aidyhogwfc) September 7, 2019
Gonna sign back ighalo and get the band back together
— BIG R.I.C.K. (@rakan_da_189) September 7, 2019
#WatfordFC announces the arrival of José Manuel Jurado
— Shifty (@DdotShifty) September 7, 2019
— Danny Welbeck's Bicep (@illmindof1) September 7, 2019
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Omg Holebas won’t be happy. That’s the last we’ll see of him
— Simone Bartha (@SimmyKB) September 7, 2019