It's worth reading some of the stories about his personal COVID case, which sounded quite problematic - never warranting hospitalisation when isolating in March but left him with symptoms that carried on for months and made it difficult for him to resume work normally in June. That clearly had an impact. Good piece in The Times here: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...yers-knew-i-was-sacked-before-i-did-pxf0ptp7z We'll never know exactly what happened at West Ham. Best guess is that he had an incident/argument with Gino Pozzo that probably was the culmination of months of our leadership's desire to insert itself in coaching matters and a dreadful performance that night. No way to reconcile after that, presumably. Along the way, Watford lost its best player in Deulofeu right before lockdown, it's clear leadership was lacking from Deeney, and the players returned with a sense of complacency on the pitch. Without knowing Bournemouth's personalities, hard to say if he's the right fit. In a normal year, I think he'd have kept us up. I think he'd have been better for us this year than Ivic or Xisco are proving. And I think regardless our "model" and Deeney's power make it hard to judge any head coach based on their time here, because it's such a weird environment.