The Premier League club, Watford, has made the big announcement today on Friday ahead of their final match of the season where they host Sunderland.
A statement released on the club’s website said that ‘Watford can confirm that Quique Sanchez Flores will leave Vicarage Road at the end of the season following the Sunderland game this weekend.
‘We would like to thank Quique. He and the team achieved the target set them at the start of the season of staying in the Premier League for a second year.
‘Quique leaves with all our best wishes for the future and the knowledge he is always welcome at Vicarage Road.’
Sanchez Flores exits despite being the first manager to keep Watford in the Premier League after each previous appearance in the top flight ended in an instant return to the Championship.
He will bow out against the Black Cats on Sunday, where his side could finish as high as 12th or as low as 16th.
The end of Sanchez Flores’ one-season stewardship was sealed during a meeting between manager and board on Thursday when it was decided not to take up the option for a second year.
‘We looked at all the season and after that I confirmed that the club and me don’t have the same point of view about the season,’ Sanchez Flores said at his Friday morning press conference.
‘So we don’t have the necessary conditions to activate the clause to renew my contract. My contract finishes at the end of June and then I will leave Watford. This is the consequence.