Super Eagles forward Odion Ighalo will be without manager Quique Flores after the final game of the Premier League season as Watford have announced that he will leave the club on Sunday.
The Spaniard has won 12 Premier League games as manager – twice as many as any other Watford manager in the competition and met the target set at the start of this campaign by keeping the club from relegation.
However, the club’s hierarchy were not satisfied with the Hornets form in 2016 with just four league wins and only in midweek lost 4-2 to relegated Norwich City.
A statement from Watford read: “We would like to thank Quique. He and the team achieved the target set them at the start of the season of staying in the Premier League for a second year.
“Quique leaves with all our best wishes for the future and the knowledge he is always welcome at Vicarage Road.”
Flores, who was appointed as manager last year, also guided the club to an FA Cup semi-final, where they were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace at Wembley.
The 51-year-old has already been linked with a move to Leeds United, who are expected to part company with current boss Steve Evans.
The departure of the Spaniard may also see Nigerian star Ighalo leave the club as top European teams are keen on luring him away from the club with Arsenal in front of the queue.