Watford and Darren Sarll part company after bullying claims
Last Updated: 14/02/19 12:45pm
Watford have announced head of academy Darren Sarll has left the club with immediate effect, following an internal investigation into allegations of bullying.
Sarll, who joined the Premier League club in August, was suspended last month after Watford's safeguarding officers were alerted to the claims.
The club said the departure of former Stevenage manager Sarll was on 'amicable' terms.
"We'd like to thank Darren for his efforts and achievements on and off the pitch, and wish him all the best for the future," a club spokesperson said.
"Darren has brought a wealth of experience to his role, has been nothing but dedicated during his time at Watford and is now moving on to his next challenge, which we are sure he will make an equal success of."
Sarll had also held previous youth team management roles at Brentford and Rotherham, where he worked with Andy Scott, who is now Watford's sporting director.
Sarll said: "I would like to thank Watford FC for giving me the opportunity to lead their Academy. There are a huge number of extremely talented staff and young people coming through the ranks and I wish all of them the very best for the future.
"Helping to coach and develop players is something I have always loved doing and I look forward to the next chapter in my career."