Watford supporters find themselves in a very familiar situation this morning with Gino Pozzo on the verge of making his 16th change of head coach, including interim spells.

While the decision to end Xisco Munoz's time at the club may not have come as a surprise to fans after an unconvincing start to life in the Premier League, it does hint at a bigger problem that requires deep introspection from the club's hierarchy.

The "revolving door" approach to bringing in and then firing head coaches is much-maligned by pundits whose knowledge of Watford could best be described as "basic" but their criticism does come close to making a valid argument, even if it does more often than not miss the point entirely.

In this most recent instance, there are more than enough arguments to suggest that the club are right to be making a change this time, even if it seems from the outside like Munoz was doing a respectable job, but the question shouldn't be "why now?" but instead "why was this situation allowed to reach this point at all?"

Munoz was drafted in last season to do a job in the Championship and the club's intention was to switch to someone else who was Premier League ready to continue the journey after promotion.

Instead, they changed their mind and dropped an inexperienced man in at the deep end, with a transitional squad, and expected him to keep everything afloat.

While parting ways with Munoz at the end of last season would have been harsh, most would have understood had those responsible for decision making explained that they felt he was not experienced enough for such a monumental challenge.

His departure now seems almost cruel by comparison, with Xisco understood to have been surprised by the decision, and expecting to have been given more time.

Perhaps now is the perfect time for the club to consider that, if they appoint the right people in the first place, maybe they wouldn't find themselves having to justify firing quite so many.

Munoz was only at the club in the first place because Vladimir Ivic turned out to be the wrong candidate, just like Nigel Pearson before him and Quique Sanchez Flores prior to that and while there was perhaps some justification for those people being brought in for the short term, very little about those appointments hinted at a long-term strategy and a football club is unlikely to find continued success if it only has focus on functioning from one season to the next.

In an ideal world, the club would be about to announce a new coach who is capable of getting the best out of their players and driving up resale values so that the squad's stars can be moved on when necessary, generating enough money to reinvest and in turn bring the squad to a much more competitive standard. But seven games into a season is not exactly the right time to be searching for a managerial paragon.

This lack of foresight has now cost the club a pre-season and an additional couple of months, this time around, while it could well have cost them promotion last season and that is something that needs to be reflected upon by those making such important calls.

Head coaches are only fired when something has gone wrong and ultimately it is the people who put them there who have to be held accountable for those mistakes. When that is happening as frequently as it is at Watford, the whole model of recruitment ought to be questioned.

It is not an issue of consistency, as many not associated with the club frequently argue, it is simply about sustainability and strategy.

The former appears to be far from consideration at the moment, while the latter seems to frequently change and is rarely communicated beyond the confines of the boardroom.

Fans will be expected to get behind new boss Claudio Ranieri after his expected announcement later today, as well they should, but it doesn't change the fact that the drama of not just the last 24 hours, but the last two seasons, could well have been avoided, if the wrong people for the job were not put in places they shouldn't have been.

It is surely up to the owner, who calls the majority of the shots, to provide an explanation of why that keeps happening with such great regularity at this football club.