Watford have confirmed Beppe Sannino has resigned as head coach and released a statement with comments from the Italian, which can be read here.

Watford's statement reads: Beppe Sannino's tenure as Head Coach is over after he today tendered his resignation to the Watford FC Board.

The Italian, who leaves having given eight-and-a-half months' service at Vicarage Road, says he's immensely proud of what he's achieved during his time with the Hornets.

"I took over a very talented squad when I arrived - but they were boys in many ways", the 57-year-old said.

"I'm proud of what we have achieved and I have no doubt that the squad now, who look very much like men who know exactly what they must do, are very capable of getting promotion from this tough Championship league."

He added: "I know I have given everything to Watford; I have given my heart and soul to the job and I have been happy to do this because of the wonderful support I have received from everyone - and most of all the fans, who are truly amazing.

"However I feel I have gone as far as I can so, for the benefit of me and the club, I feel the time is right for me to move on.

"I am convinced whoever will be in charge in the future will have everything ready for him to deliver the success that everyone at the club would wish for"

Watford FC wishes to thank Beppe Sannino for all that he has achieved while with the club, wishes him well for his future in football and extends an open invitation to Beppe and his family as guests of the Hornets at any future matches.