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Published: 10:14 | 16/5/16

Deeney unhappy with Flores exit

Troy Deeney has questioned Watford's decision to allow head coach Quique Sanchez Flores leave the club.

As well as reaching semi-finals of the FA Cup, Flores guided Watford to 13th in the Premier League but the Spaniard has paid the price for a poor second half to the season.

Supporters showed their appreciation for the 51-year-old as he took part in a lap of honour after Sunday's 2-2 draw against Sunderland on Sunday and Deeney believes the club are crazy to let Flores leave.

"His time here has been a success," Deeney told reporters.

"He's brought me on a lot as a player. I have nothing but gratitude. We've had 16 new players and he's made it seem effortless.

"Sunderland have been in the bottom three and managed to stay up, and Sam Allardyce is being hailed as a great manager, which he is, for keeping them up.

"But we've seemingly coasted through this season and our gaffer's been sacked. It's one of those crazy ones."

The Spaniard believes he has achieved the targets that were set out for him at the start of the season and feels his successor will have an easier job now that the team are settled in the Premier League.

"My job is absolutely complete," Flores said. "The only target we had is to keep the team in the category and the way we did this was amazing. We didn't suffer, we enjoyed it, we didn't suffer against the big teams.

"Always I feel we are in the right way. For me, 45 points is a lot of points for a team just promoted.

Watford now is established in a good position in the Premier League.

"So I hope for next year a lot of players are coming, more players, more quality with the base of this year. I think the normal thing for Watford next year is trying to improve the performance in the Premier League."

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