Watford coach Beppe Sannino is fighting for his job amid growing talk of a dressing-room revolt at Vicarage Road.
The Italian is rumoured to have upset members of Watford’s squad with his abrasive attitude and his position came under the spotlight during a 2-0 win at Rotherham United on Tuesday.
Lloyd Dyer reacted to scoring the opening goal by running towards Watford’s bench and shouting abuse at Sannino.
Sannino, who was appointed by the club’s Italian owners in December of last year, described Dyer’s reaction as “normal” but appears to be wrestling for control of his team just three games into the Championship season.
Speaking before tomorrow’s clash with Leeds United, a defiant Sannino said: “I don’t want to be a gaffer that is good for five or six players and not good for the rest of the players.
“These players (who are unhappy) are not good for my style of management. Tell them and the fans that my office is there and if they are not happy with the situation, they should come to talk to me.”
Watford are assessing the fitness of striker Matej Vydra after he suffered a dead leg at Rotherham.