Watford have publicly backed captain Troy Deeney following former supervisor Vladimir Ivic’s claims the striker had “discipline issues”.
Deeney was dropped to the bench for Ivic’s remaining sport in cost – a 2-0 defeat to Huddersfield – earlier than the Serb’s dismissal on Saturday.
Despite scoring in every of the Hornets’ earlier three matches, Deeney remained an unused substitute towards Huddersfield, which Ivic blamed on off-the-field points.
When quizzed on his resolution to not play his captain, Ivic stated: “He didn’t start because he played a lot of full games recently.
“I imagine that he wasn’t able to play from the start however the purpose he wasn’t in a position to come on was a self-discipline challenge.”
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Ivic was in cost at Vicarage Road for simply 4 months
In a press release, launched on the membership’s Twitter on Sunday, Watford chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury stated: “Nobody on the membership is in any doubt over Troy Deeney’s excessive stage of professionalism in his work.
“Troy is fast to carry his arms up when his conduct has fallen in need of the required normal however we’re happy that was not the case.
Watford sacked Ivic on Saturday after the Hornets have been overwhelmed 2-0 by Huddersfield within the Championship
“There will be no hangover from this. We must move on and Troy, as club captain, will play a major role in achieving our aims this season.”
Ivic was sacked after simply 4 months in cost, with the membership fifth within the Championship, 4 factors behind the automated promotion locations.
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The 43-year-old took over in August following their relegation from the Premier League and led them for 20 league video games – profitable 9, drawing seven and dropping 4 – choosing up the supervisor of the month award for November.
Watford’s subsequent match is towards promotion rivals and league leaders Norwich – dwell on Sky Sports Football on Boxing Day – and on January 9 they face Manchester United within the third spherical of the FA Cup.
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