Watford’s sporting director Andy Scott looks set to leave Vicarage Road if a new role cannot be agreed with him.

The former Brentford manager joined the Hornets in November 2017 as their UK football recruitment director in a role to bolster their domestic player recruitment strength and was soon conducting a thorough assessment of the club’s Under-23 and academy set-ups.

The Watford Observer received information earlier today claiming that Scott had been sacked, but we understand Watford are continuing to consult with him over whether he remains at the club in a different role.

Due to current football priorities, these talks may continue into the close season.

It is not yet clear why a new role needs to be found or if the 46-year-old's sporting director post is being abolished, but we have been told he was appointed on a two-year fixed-term contract.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Scott has left the club after being told his contract would not be renewed, claiming the appointment of Darren Sarll was an important factor in the decision.

Sarll left Vicarage Road in February after an investigation was launched into allegations of bullying.

Scott moved to Vicarage Road from the Bees where he had been head of recruitment since July 2016, having developed a reputation for bringing through talented players in the second tier of English football.

As a player, he made more than 350 appearances for clubs including Sheffield United, Oxford United, Leyton Orient and the Bees.