Watford next manager – John Terry and Gerhard Struber lead candidates to replace Xisco, Frank Lampard in the mix

GERHARD STRUBER is favourite to replace Xisco was Watford manager.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've priced up a list of managerial candidates who could succeed Xisco at Vicarage Road.

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Xisco was appointed mid-way through the Championship season in December 2020 and guided the club to promotion in his debut campaign.

The 40-year-old boasts a 64 per cent win percentage as Hornets boss – winning 31 of his 20 fixtures.

One of those victories came on the opening weekend of the 2021-22 Premier League season against Aston Villa.

But that 3-2 win has been followed by successive defeats to Brighton and Tottenham without scoring.

And that's seen Xisco installed at 6/1 to be the first top-flight boss to be axed this term – behind only Arsenal's Mikel Arteta.

Watford next manager

Betfair odds

  • Gerhard Struber – 3/1
  • John Terry – 5/1
  • Eddie Howe – 6/1
  • Frank Lampard – 8/1
  • Scott Parker – 12/1
  • Chris Hughton – 12/1
  • Paul Cook – 16/1

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Watford have become the team synonymous with a constant rotation of managers.

In fact, only Javi Gracia has last more than 38 games out of Watford's last 11 bosses.

If they do pull the trigger, former Barnsley and current New York Red Bulls boss Struber is the bookies' favourite at 3/1.

John Terry is available at 5/1 for his first managerial appointment – a fraction ahead of free agent Eddie Howe.

Frank Lampard, who has been without a club since being dismissed by Chelsea, is offered at 8s.

Scott Parker and Chris Hughton are locked together at 12/1 with Paul Cook the outsider of the field at 16/1.

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