Watford captain Troy Deeney has slammed reviews there was a combat throughout half-time of Nigel Pearson’s last match accountable for the Premier League strugglers.
Pearson was surprisingly sacked on Sunday with simply two video games left in Watford’s battle to keep away from relegation.
Hayden Mullins has been appointed interim boss, with the Hornets three factors above the relegation zone.
Amid claims that Pearson’s demise was hastened by a heated row throughout Friday’s 3-1 loss at relegation rivals West Ham, Deeney advised beIN Sports activities: “I simply wish to put it on the market, there was no combat at half-time.
“It’s 2020, you do not try this any extra and definitely with all of the cameras you’d see much more if that was the case.
“The gaffer did not put his arms on anyone. He was simply pissed off and had a agency speaking to us. No-one was preventing, no-one was punched and no-one was tickled. There have been no arms thrown.
“Second of all Troy is not going to be choosing groups as a result of I’ve learn that on-line as effectively. I’m player-coach apparently. Anything I’ve missed out? We wasn’t locked in so loads of fascinating issues.”
Deeney admitted he was stunned by the choice to sack Pearson, who was Watford’s third everlasting supervisor of the marketing campaign after Javi Gracia and Quique Sanchez Flores.
The 56-year-old guided the Hornets to notable triumphs over Manchester United and Liverpool, however is not going to end the job he began in December.
“You get to some extent in soccer the place you aren’t stunned anymore, however I might say this one stunned me and took me again a bit,” Deeney added.
“I wasn’t anticipating that was going to be the state of affairs we would stroll into on Sunday. We had an up and down week earlier than.
“We received two video games (in opposition to Norwich and Newcastle) and also you’d prefer to assume we might have gotten a greater outcome in opposition to West Ham, however that wasn’t to be and the membership decided.”
Mullins was additionally in cost in opposition to Leicester and Crystal Palace in December earlier than Pearson arrived.
Now he’s centered on securing Watford’s survival.
“One of many issues we’ve needed to take care of within the final couple of days is the supervisor leaving. Nonetheless that has come about is one thing we will not let dissuade us from our focus. Our focus are the final two video games,” he advised reporters on Monday.
“We all know the supervisor was an enormous a part of it, however the membership have decided and us, the gamers and workers need to be skilled sufficient to give attention to the following two video games.”
Earlier, Pearson had expressed his remorse at not with the ability to end the job he began at Watford.
In a publish on his official Twitter account on Monday, Pearson mentioned: “I have been overwhelmed by the effectively needs I’ve obtained from Watford supporters and the soccer group. Thanks all on your sort messages.
“Though not capable of end the duty I used to be introduced in to attain, I want Watford all one of the best for his or her last two video games. Cheers, Nige.”