Xisco Munoz has hit out at Watford’s decision to sack him, saying it should have been an ‘impossible’ conclusion to come to.

Munoz was sacked at the beginning of this month after less than ten months in charge, having taken over Watford in the Championship last year.

He guided them back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, with a superb run of form seeing them finish second behind Norwich City.

That was not enough to earn him a stay of grace with the owners, though, who moved quickly to replace him when they believed there was a ‘negative’ trend appearing at the club.

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The sacking came as a surprise to Munoz, who has spoken openly about the decision on several occasions.

And while he always insisted there is no ill will with his former employers or Watford in general, his latest comments to AS suggest he disagrees with their logic.

“This dismissal was not due to a bad dynamic as such, as we were out of the relegation zone, nor because of problems with the dressing room, nor because of conflicts with the fans…” he told them.

“But they told me that we were going to go into a negative dynamic, that is something impossible because it was talking about the future, in the present, it wasn’t like that.

“I don’t like opinions, I like real data, but they decided. I could only say ‘thank you and see you next time’.

“They hadn’t told me anything at all, and we’ve talked a lot this season. You have to understand that the Premier is not easy, Leeds, when I was fired, only had one victory.

“Winning two games out of seven in the Premier, as we had managed, does not seem like a bad record to me. By results it is impossible that they fired me. It seems that it sounds like an excuse, but the records we had are there.”