Watford's search for a new head coach continues with contrasting reports on a potential replacement not making things anything clearer.

Following the announcement that Quique Sanchez Flores had been sacked on Sunday, the club stated a new boss would be installed "imminently" but as of this morning, the position remains unfilled.

Academy coach Hayden Mullins is currently taking training in the absence of a new appointment and will be in charge for the game at Leicester on Wednesday night.

Currently favourite with the bookies is former Brighton and Newcastle boss Chris Hughton, but both the Athletic and the Telegraph have reported that neither he or Paul Clement are being considered for the position.

However, that is in contradiction with stories appearing in both the Guardian and Sky Sports, who had Hughton pegged as the front runner.

Odds on Sam Allardyce are now as low as 3-1 with some bookmakers, while the relatively unknown Quique Setien is not too far behind at 12-1.