Watford have sacked head coach Javi Gracia, the Premier League club said on Saturday.
The club are currently bottom of the table with one point from their first four games.
The Spaniard, whose coaching team have also left Vicarage Road, had been in charge since January 2018 – making him the first Hornets boss to last more than one full season since 2013.
Gracia led the club to Wembley last season, where they lost 6-0 to Manchester City in the biggest FA Cup final win in over a century, as well as 11th place in the Premier League.
But three defeats in their opening four league games saw him lose his job in an announcement made by the club today.
Chairman and CEO Scott Duxbury said: “Javi has represented Watford with great dignity and will always be deserving of our fullest respect for his achievements.
“Javi Gracia’s staff will also be leaving the club, ahead of the imminent appointment of a new coaching team.
“Everyone at the Hornets wishes Javi and his staff all the very best for the future, and they will always be welcome visitors in the future at Vicarage Road.”