The suggestion Javi Gracia needs to impress in the final five games of the season to maintain his hold on the Watford hot seat is a misplaced one.

However, considering the Vicarage Road club’s tendency to sever ties with head coaches – they have had 10 in Gino Pozzo’s time as owner – means the spectre of dismissal is never be too far away.

With this in mind, the final throes of the season could carry greater significance for Gracia as he looks to cement his position as Watford boss, which has already been strengthened by a positive start to his reign.

The Spaniard, though, says he feels no pressure to prove his worth and is focused on doing his best for the remainder of the season.

“I don’t feel any pressure. I feel comfortable and very well here. I am trying to do better in my job because I think this mentality is the best way to improve the club,” he said.

“There will be a day when the club tell me ‘OK Javi, out’ but I don’t know when that happens. Until then, I try to enjoy every day, every minute and try to do my best for everyone.”

Gracia’s impact at Watford has helped the Hornets climb away from the drop zone after a dismal run of form under former boss Marco Silva.

Since a run of three wins from his first five league games Watford’s form has dropped off, however, and they are without a win in their last four outings.

Gracia insists his approach hasn’t changed and says every decision he makes comes with the interests of the club at the forefront of his mind.

He said: “I don’t change my behaviour because the situation of the club is one way or another. My behaviour is always the same and my effort is always maximum.

“I try not to think about me. My decisions are not thinking about me, they are about the best for the club. I am not worried about my future or about me.”