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Watford caught a few people surprise on Sunday morning when they decided to sack Marco Silva, just months after rejecting £15 million for him. Richarlison was the first player to react to the news.
Way back at the beginning of the season Watford looked like they'd be challenging for the Premier League title...okay fine, Champions League place...alrite Europa League places and I refuse to go any lower.
It was mainly down to Richarlison. The Brazilian went from being an unknown entity into being probably the best signing of the summer, leaving all the 'big' clubs wondering why their scouting teams hadn't spotted him.
Check out these footballers first tweets:
Things though have gone very downhill for the Hornets and they now sit just six points above the relegation zone as the list of teams battling to stay out of the bottom three stretches up to ninth place, with it being nigh on impossible to split them.
Watford decided to do something about their position this morning by sacking Marco Silva, just two months after rejecting a £15 million bid for him from Everton. Now Richarlison has reacted to the news on social media, and he isn't happy:
:angry:- Richarlison Andrade (@richarlison97) January 21, 2018
In a statement about the sacking the club essentially blamed their drop in form and subsequent decision to split from the manager on Everton's previous interest in their manager turning the heads of Silva, saying:
"The catalyst for this decision is that unwarranted approach, something which the Board believes has seen a significant deterioration in both focus and results to the point where the long-term future of Watford FC has been jeopardised."
In an ironic twist Silva said just yesterday about Richarlison that links with Chelsea and Spurs could damage him, saying, "What we can do is be smart with him and take care of him...Everybody is talking about him. Arsenal, Chelsea and all these things are normal in one professional career. We need to support him as he's a boy and needs to understand during one season everything can happen."
The last thing Watford need is their star player deciding he wants to leave after the manager has left.