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The next Watford manager has to turn to the youth as the club wants to lower the team’s age

Watford’s next manager should turn to youth as the club aims to lower the team’s age after only THREE of the hammers involved in Manchester City were under 29 years old

  • Watford will ask their next manager to lower the team’s average age
  • Only three of the players involved in Man City’s defeat were under the age of 29
  • The question will be made next season regardless of their Premier League status
  • Watford’s hierarchy believes that not enough young players have had a chance

Watford will ask their next manager to age the team, regardless of whether they stay in the Premier League.

Only three of the XI who started the 4-0 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday were under the age of 29.

The club’s hierarchy believes that some of their young stars have had insufficient opportunities this season and want the next manager to play more against Joao Pedro and Domingos Quina.

Watford will ask their next manager to lower the team's age when they take the job

Watford will ask their next manager to lower the team’s age when they take the job

Only three of the players involved against Manchester City were under the age of 29

Only three of the players involved against Manchester City were under the age of 29

Only three of the players involved against Manchester City were under the age of 29

They also have high hopes for 22-year-old Luis Suarez, who scored 19 times while on loan at Real Zaragoza. With regulars Ismaila Sarr, 22 and Will Hughes, 25, there is hope that Watford can set up a more youthful line-up.

The club will focus on appointing Nigel Pearson’s successor after the last game of the season on Sunday at Arsenal, with Watford in the relegation zone on goal difference.

A core group of players supports agent Hayden Mullins, who could facilitate the club’s goal of having a younger team, given his knowledge of the academy’s setup.

Former Leicester and Southampton boss Claude Puel is admired in the boardroom, but would only be a contender if the club stays up.

The hierarchy of the club wants Domingos Quina to have more opportunities

The hierarchy of the club wants Domingos Quina to have more opportunities

The hierarchy of the club wants Domingos Quina to have more opportunities

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