Watford set to sack Slaven Bilic after six months in charge with Chris Wilder to take over

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The Hornets are expected to part ways with Bilic after winning only 10 of his 26 matches in charge.

Watford are expected to announce the sacking of Slaven Bilic after just six months in charge with Chris Wilder to replace him, LondonWorld understands.

The 53-year-old Croatian was appointed in September as a replacement for Rob Edwards, who himself lasted only 10 games as manager.

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Bilic’s tenure at Vicarage Road saw the team win just 10 of his 26 games in charge, while they have only won three games since Christmas.

“That’s not a question for me,” Bilic said when asked about his future at the weekend.

“I know why they brought me here, and they’ve been very good towards me.

“I have a good relationship, but I know that I have a job to do.

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“About that kind of question, I won’t say that I’m not bothered but I’m absolutely concentrated on my job. That is the thing I can have an influence on.

“The rest is not in my hands, it’s not in my control, it’s not my decision.”

Watford published the following club statement on Tuesday afternoon:

“The Hornets are pleased to confirm the appointment of Chris Wilder as Head Coach on a contract until the end of this season.

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“An experienced manager at both Premier League and Championship level, the 55-year-old has overseen successful promotion campaigns at several clubs; notably taking Sheffield United from League One to the top-flight in the space of three seasons.

“Wilder then led the Blades to a ninth-placed finish on their return to the Premier League, the club’s highest league position in nearly 30 years.”

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