Quique Sanchez Flores is reportedly facing the sack today after Watford threw away a lead to lose at Southampton, while Chris Hughton is thought to be in line to take over.

The Hornets' boss has won just one league fixture since arriving in early September and odds on him being the next managerial departure shortened significantly in the hours following the defeat at St Mary's.

The Athletic have reported that a meeting will take place today during which the head coach will be relieved of his duties after the mood in the dressing room has deteriorated, while Sky are claiming that his position is simply "under review". 

After the match at St Mary's, the Hornets' boss admitted he wasn't sure about his own future and said he felt he still had something to offer the team.

“I’m not sure about this," he said.

"I’m not part of this decision. I’m just sad because if I can't help the team and suffer that, I suffer for the fans, I suffer for the players, I suffer for the owner and the future of the club of course, but this is the way I choose.

“I would regret if when they (the owners) came to my house to say you can help us, if I stayed at my house. This is not me, this is not my character. If I stay in my comfort zone, it is not me. I came here and I’m trying and fighting a lot but the circumstances are bad for us.”

In the wake of the reports regarding the head coach's future, some names of possible successors have also emerged, with Gino Pozzo usually quick to replace outgoing staff.

Chris Hughton, who has been at some Hornets' games this season, is being very strongly linked, while others such as Alan Pardew and Mark Hughes have also been spoken of.