Javi Gracia says he was surprised by Watford’s”unexpected” and”surprising” choice to sack him Saturday.
The Hornets re-appointed former boss Quique Sanchez Flores after taking just one point from their initial four Premier League matches.
After having Watford to win in their last ten matches, a streak that extended back to 25,, gracia left Vicarage Road.
But the Spaniard says the decision amazed him having accepted the club into an Premier League end – their best in the Premier League age – along with the FA Cup final in 2018/19.
“Following the sudden announcement about the conclusion of my contract after just four games, I wish to express my surprise after rival the ideal season in Watford’s history,” Gracia said in a statement.
“I respect this decision and I’d like to guarantee the fantastic connection I have with Gino Pozzo and Filippo Giradi, also it’s not likely to change despite my sudden exit of the club.
“I am thankful to this club for allowing me to handle this excellent club in the Premier League, it’s been an incredible experience, with really particular moments such as the FA Cup last I had the privilege to enjoy.
“I need to thank every single person who works to get this club and has made my regular very easy. Enjoy and my gratefullness with this club is going to be ceaseless.
“And finally, I wish to thank the fans for supporting me how they did from day one, until my last. I will always desire the lovers and these players the best.”
Gracia was less than a year into a year contract at Vicarage Road. Watford also had the option to expand the deal.
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