Head of Academy Darren Sarll has left Watford in what the club describe as “amicable terms”.

It comes after the 35-year-old was suspended by the Hornets over allegations of bullying and an investigation was launched.

A statement on the club’s website said: “We’d like to thank Darren for his efforts and achievements on and off the pitch, and wish him all the best for the future.

“Darren has brought a wealth of experience to his role, has been nothing but dedicated during his time at Watford and is now moving on to his next challenge, which we are sure he will make an equal success of.”

Sarll said: “I would like to thank Watford FC for giving me the opportunity to lead their Academy. There are a huge number of extremely talented staff and young people coming through the ranks and I wish all of them the very best for the future.

“Helping to coach and develop players is something I have always loved doing and I look forward to the next chapter of my career.”