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Boothroyd & Watford part company

Watford manager Adrian Boothroyd
Boothroyd had been in charge of Watford since March 2003

Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd has left the club by mutual consent following a disappointing start to the season.

The Hornets are currently 21st in the Championship table, following Saturday's 4-3 defeat by Blackpool.

The 37-year-old, who took over in March 2005, led Watford to the Premier League in 2006 before they were relegated after one season in the top flight.

Chairman Graham Simpson told the club website: "Both parties feel his tenure at the club is simply at an end."


Simpson added: "It is with some sadness that we have taken the decision, along with Aidy, that the time is right for a new manager to take Watford forward.

"We have mutually decided that a parting of the ways is in the best interests of all concerned."

Watford lost in the play-off semi-final to eventual winners Hull last season after leading the table at one stage and have won just 12 out of 48 league matches since last November.

The Hornets take on Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday but have not confirmed whether first-team coach Martin Hunter will be in charge.

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