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Watford sack Bilic and appoint Wilder for rest of season

Watford have sacked Slaven Bilic after less than six months in charge and appointed Chris Wilder for the rest of the season.

Bilic's last game was a 0-0 draw at home to Preston on Saturday, a result that left them with just one win in their last eight league matches and four points off the Championship play-off places. Watford have won just three games since Christmas, and picked up only 14 points from a possible 36.

Bilic won 10 of his 26 matches in charge after being appointed in September on an 18-month contract, replacing Rob Edwards who was axed after only 10 league games.

After their draw with Preston, when questioned about his future, Bilic said: "I know why [the club] brought me here and they've been very good towards me and I have a good relationship but I know I have a job to do.

Watford technical director Ben Manga said of the club's decision: "We are all ambitious to succeed this season, so something new is needed quickly while the opportunity of promotion is still real

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