Watford's dismal run in 2016 continued last night with a 3-1 loss to West Ham United.
Watford manager Quique Sánchez Flores has told Sky Sports News that he feels it is important that the club value the work he has done in his time at Vicarage Road.
His comments came in response to reports yesterday that his job as Hornets boss is under threat. After Watford's 3-1 loss to West Ham United last night, he told reporters:
"My future does not depend on one thing. We will see what happens. I'm happy with everyone around me but it's important how people in the club value your work. I appreciate a lot what we are doing; keeping Watford in the Premier League was important and I appreciate a lot that Watford is in the FA Cup semi-final. But it's necessary that people working around me appreciate the same. If not we have different views."
Sánchez Flores' words seem to be a clear message to the Watford board, and one that he will hope does not go unheard.
It is incredible to think that his job is not secure, and if true, is a damning indictment of the mentality of many club's Premier league owners.
The Hornets currently sit 12th in the Premier league table, 11 points clear of 18th placed Sunderland, while they have an FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace at the weekend to look forward to.
Quite how anybody could see this as anything other than a successful first season back in the Premier league is baffling to say the least.
Hopefully, for Sánchez Flores, Watford can finish the season on a high note, and put any kind of negative talk regarding his job to bed.