Supporters of rival clubs across the Premier League landscape have taken to social media tonight to provide their respective views on the appointment of Claudio Ranieri at Watford.
Xisco out / Ranieri in
The first dismissal of the English top flight campaign came, of course, on Sunday morning.
Despite the season only having seven games, following a 1-0 loss at the hands of Leeds on Saturday, the Vicarage Road board made the decision that it was time to change the club’s bench.
In turn, Xisco Muñoz, after less than a calendar year in charge, was removed from his role as manager of Watford:
ℹ Watford FC confirms that Xisco Muñoz has stepped down as the club’s head coach.
– Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) October 3, 2021
As a result, attention had quickly turned to who was to take the reins in Hertfordshire for the remainder of the term.
And, on Monday night, this question has been answered.
In another post on the club’s social media platforms, the Hornets confirmed that legendary Italian strategist Claudio Ranieri has been chosen as the man to spearhead a new era on Vicarage Road.
🤝 Watford FC is pleased to confirm the appointment of Claudio Ranieri as the club’s new head coach.
Welcome to Watford, Claudio! 💛
– Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) October 4, 2021
‘Fired for Christmas’
Since then, the reaction from the Watford faithful has proven to be largely mixed, with Ranieri’s credentials as a Premier League title-winning boss seemingly not enough to convince most.
But it’s the shots of rival fans that have really caught the eye on Twitter.
This comes as viewers across the English top flight scene have made clear their belief that Ranieri’s Hornets season will end in tears, with just a few of the highlights shown below:
Looted bingo … I mean January 2022
– Marshall (@ncfcMC) October 4, 2021
Fired in the morning
– c 🏴 (@ cgleeds23) October 4, 2021
Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Watford after failing to score any points in the last 3 minutes.
The board wishes to record its gratitude for all the hard work you have done and wishes you the best for the future.
More to follow … pic.twitter.com/B8iErmxnzD
– Michael (@ KenBoon_79) October 4, 2021
Will leave before january
– J 🦅🦅 (@JacobCPFC_) October 4, 2021
In other news, the sportsbooks have made Claudio Ranieri the favorite to be the next manager fired.
– Gavin Frater (@VirginiaMackem) October 4, 2021
Ranieri has done well here, managing to contest a 2-year contract when he will most likely be fired at Christmas.
– What do the experts know (@WhatDoExperts) October 4, 2021
Watford Manager until October to December
– Daz (@ DarrenP42093616) October 4, 2021
@SkyBet Can I have a chance of getting fired in 6 months, please?
– Rob Rush (@ RobRush02) October 4, 2021
He will leave before he arrives
– EoinRL 🍋 (@RlEoin) October 4, 2021
Here, before Watford inevitably fired him a year later
– Nathan (@ CFCNath9) October 4, 2021
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|1||Chelsea Football Club||7||12||sixteen|
|6||Brighton and Hove Albion||7||3||14|
|9||West Ham United||7||4||eleven|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||6|
|Vardy, Jamie||Leicester City||6|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||5|
|Fernandes, Bruno||United manchester||4|
|Mane, Sadio||Liverpool FC||4|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton and Hove Albion||4|
|Sarr, Ismael||Watford FC||4|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||3|
|Benrahma said||West Ham United||3|
|Son, Heung Min||Tottenham Hotspur||3|
|Gray, Demarai||Everton FC||3|
|Ronaldo, Cristiano||United manchester||3|
|Lukaku, Romelu||Chelsea Football Club||3|
|Calvert-Lewin, Dominic||Everton FC||3|
|Jota, Diogo||Liverpool FC||3|
|Hwang, Hee-chan||Wolverhampton Wanderers||3|
|Greenwood, Mason||United manchester||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||2|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester city||2|
|Player||Team||Red cards||Yellow cards|
|Dennis, Emmanuel||Watford FC||0||4|
|Jump, oliver||Tottenham Hotspur||0||4|
|Pogba, Paul||United manchester||0||3|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||0||3|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||0||3|
|Cooper, Liam||Leeds United||0||3|
|Norgaard, Christian||Brentford fc||0||3|
|Tarkowski, James||FC Burnley||0||3|
|Veltman, Joel||Brighton and Hove Albion||0||3|
|Brownhill, Josh||FC Burnley||0||3|
|Etebo, Oghenekaro||Watford FC||0||3|
|Djenepo, Moussa||Southampton FC||0||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||0||1|
|Fernandes, Bruno||United manchester||0||2|
|Maupay, Neal||Brighton and Hove Albion||0||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||0||2|
|Gallagher, Conor||crystal Palace||0||2|
|Alonso, Marcos||Chelsea Football Club||0||2|
|Ward Prowse, James||Southampton FC||1||1|
|Pogba, Paul||United manchester||7|
|Doucoure, Abdoulaye||Everton FC||4|
|Jesus, Gabriel||Manchester city||4|
|Salah, Mohamed||Liverpool FC||3|
|Antonio, Michail||West Ham United||3|
|Saint-Maximin, Allan||Newcastle united||3|
|Kovacic, Mateo||Chelsea Football Club||3|
|Townsend, Andros||Everton FC||2|
|Benrahma said||West Ham United||2|
|Ings, Danny||Aston Villa||2|
|Toney, Ivan||Brentford fc||2|
|Jimenez, Raul||Wolverhampton Wanderers||2|
|Bamford, Patrick||Leeds United||2|
|James, Reece||Chelsea Football Club||2|
|Azpilicueta, Cesar||Chelsea Football Club||2|
|Gross, Pascal||Brighton and Hove Albion||2|
|King, Joshua||Watford FC||2|
|Pereira, Ricardo||Leicester City||2|
|Alexander-Arnold, Trento||Liverpool FC||2|
|Rice, Declan||West Ham United||2|