Soccer-Watford sack manager Ranieri


Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford v Norwich City - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - January 21, 2022. Watford manager Claudio Ranieri looks dejected after the match REUTERS/David Klein

(Reuters) - Watford sacked manager Claudio Ranieri on Monday following their 3-0 home defeat by Norwich City, which left the Premier League club two points below the safety zone in 19th place.

"The Hornets' Board recognises Claudio as a man of great integrity and honour, who will always be respected here at Vicarage Road for his efforts in leading the team with dignity," Watford said in a statement.

(Reporting by Manasi Pathak in Bengaluru; editing by Clare Fallon)

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