Walter Mazzarri the latest to fall off Watford’s curious merry-go-round | Simon Burnton

Another season, another manager for the club where departing Italian will not be mourned despite keeping them in the Premier League with a minimum of fuss

In the past three years Watford have won automatic promotion to the Premier League, finished 13th in the top flight while reaching the FA Cup semi-finals, and once again retained their status among the elite. They are by any reasonable measure their three most successful seasons since, with the club ninth in the table, Graham Taylor first left them to join Aston Villa, 30 years ago on Thursday. And yet each of them has ended with the manager being told to clear his desk.

Walter Mazzarri is the latest to be given the bad news, the Italian having been summoned to the training ground in London Colney on Tuesday to be informed of the decision.

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