Watford FC have confirmed that Rob Edwards will be taking over as manager following the end of their disastrous Premier League season.
39-year-old Edwards will be leaving League Two side Forest Green Rovers, who he joined last year. This season, he brought the team to their first ever title win, promoting them to League One and earning the EFL’s League Two Manager of the Season award.
A former footballer, Edwards played for sides such as Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackpool in his playing career, before hanging up his boots in 2013 and taking on managerial roles afterwards.
In a statement, Watford FC said: “Watford Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Rob Edwards as its new Head Coach, effective after the conclusion of the current 2022/23 season.
Rob had a contractual provision allowing him to leave Forest Green Rovers at any time to discuss employment opportunities at other clubs and the Hornets are delighted to confirm our discussions concluded today.”
It is hoped Edwards will be able to bring back some much-needed flair at the Hornets, who were relegated last Saturday after a season filled with poor performances and a revolving door of managers.
As stated, he will take over the side at the end of the 2021/22 season, set to lead Watford in their 2022/23 Championship campaign, whilst outgoing manager Roy Hodgson will remain at the helm for the remainder of the current season’s games.
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