Report: Watford considered Bristol City's Lee Johnson before Sanchez Flores return

Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores of RCD Espanyol looks on prior to the La Liga match between Espanyol and Sevilla at Nuevo Estadio de Cornella-El Prat on January 20, 2018 in Barcelona,...

Lee Johnson has taken Bristol City into the Championship play-off places but does he deserve a shot in the Premier League?

Lee Johnson, manager of Bristol City looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Bristol City at Craven Cottage on October 31, 2017 in London, England.

Watford were interested in hiring Bristol City boss Lee Johnson before turning, once again, to Quique Sanchez Flores, according to Bristol Live.

The Hornets are no strangers to changing their coaching staff and the club’s trigger-happy owners simply couldn’t help themselves after Javi Gracia started the 2019/20 season with one point from a possible 12.

 

Despite reaching the FA Cup final just four months ago, the softly-spoken Spaniard was handed his P45 on Sunday, replaced about half an hour later with the man who coached Watford during their first season back in the Premier League in 2015/16.

Head coach Quique Sanchez Flores of RCD Espanyol looks on prior to the La Liga match between Espanyol and Sevilla at Nuevo Estadio de Cornella-El Prat on January 20, 2018 in Barcelona,...

But before handing the reigns to Sanchez Flores for a second time, Bristol Live believes that they had a serious glance in Johnson’s direction.

One of English football’s brightest young managers at the age of 38, Johnson has had the Robins flying high for three years now with perennial overachievers Bristol City continuing to play some of the most free-flowing attacking football in the Championship.

After six games, Bristol City are fifth in the table with another promotion charge on the cards. The report claims that Johnson isn’t likely to go anywhere soon, however, and the Ashton Gate faithful can rest easy.

Lee Johnson, Manager of Bristol City applaudes the fans at the final whistle during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Fulham at Ashton Gate on February 21, 2018 in...

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