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BOWING OUT: Hodgson confirms Watford FC post-season departure after probable relegation

 Published on: 4th May 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Watford FC

Current Watford FC manager Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he’s set to depart from the club at the end of the 2021/22 football season.

Having been appointed as boss of the Hornets in January and tasked with turning around their fortunes, this news comes after a league loss to fellow relegation rivals Burnley that all but consigns the Hertfordshire side to the drop to the Championship.

Speaking to Sky Sports News after receiving a CBE for services to football, Hodgson confirmed his departure for summer, having come out of retirement to take on the job. He also stated he will not be putting his name forward for any future roles currently, particularly not any in the Premier League.

Hodgson was the third manager for Watford in what’s been a dismal season for the Hornets, with him only having won two of the fourteen games the side have played under him. He followed on from the firings of Xisco Muñoz and Claudio Ranieri.

Speculation will no doubt be mounting about who will be the next man to take on the leading job at Vicarage Road, but it’s almost certain whoever that is will be trying to get the club out of the murky depths of the second tier of English football.

Photo Credit: Watford FC

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