Boothroyd and Watford part company

Watford have parted company with manager Adrian Boothroyd by mutual consent.

Watford have parted company with manager Adrian Boothroyd by mutual consent.

The 37-year-old leaves the Coca-Cola Championship club after a disastrous 4-3 home defeat to Blackpool on Saturday which left them clear of the relegation zone on goal difference alone.

Chairman Graham Simpson said: "It is with some sadness that we have taken the decision that the time is right for a new manager to take Watford Football Club forward.