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Watford sign former England boss Roy Hodgson, Premier League, football news, video, highlights

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Watford sign former England boss Roy Hodgson, Premier League, football news, video, highlights

Watford appointed previous England boss Roy Hodgson as their 3rd supervisor of the season on Tuesday following the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri.

Hodgson arrived at Vicarage Highway just 24 hrs after Ranieri was sacked on Monday next Watford’s slump into the Premier League relegation zone last weekend.

“Watford FC is delighted to ensure the appointment of Roy Hodgson as the club’s supervisor,” a assertion said.

“The ex-England nationwide workforce manager is joined by his trusted assistant Ray Lewington, who managed the Hornets so admirably from 2002 till 2005.”

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Well-travelled Roy Hodgson will take charge of Watford. Photo: Getty Images
Effectively-travelled Roy Hodgson will just take demand of Watford. Picture: Getty PicturesResource: Getty Photographs

Hodgson remaining Crystal Palace at the finish of final period, with many believing his exit would mark the conclude of a distinguished coaching job.

Alternatively, the 74-calendar year-old will get charge of a sixth unique Premier League club, with the undertaking of making sure Watford do not make an rapid return to the Championship.

“Best recognised for primary the A few Lions all through a 4-calendar year spell which took in Euro 2012, Environment Cup 2014 and Euro 2016, Hodgson has also managed extensively at club amount in England and throughout the earth,” Watford’s statement added.

“Most notably in this place, he led Fulham to their optimum ever Leading League end and Europa League qualification, in which the Cottagers knocked out the likes of Juventus, Wolfsburg and Hamburg on their way to the closing, sooner or later dropping to Atletico Madrid.”

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Ranieri was sacked on Monday just after a 3- home defeat against fellow strugglers Norwich remaining Watford 19th in the table, two factors from protection.

The perfectly-travelled Italian lasted only 14 game titles after replacing Xisco Munoz in October, profitable just two of people.

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Hodgson is the 15th long-lasting managerial appointment in just underneath 10 decades considering the fact that the Italian Pozzo family took handle of the club, positioned on the outskirts of London.

And he by now has practical experience of functioning for the Pozzos just after a brief spell as Udinese manager in 2001.

Hodgson has a status for rescuing troubled clubs. He saved Fulham from relegation just after his appointment in 2007 and a 10 years afterwards took demand of a Palace aspect that experienced no details from their initial 4 league online games.

The veteran supervisor stepped absent from his role at Selhurst Park in Might right after 4 seasons in demand of his boyhood club.

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The previous Inter Milan manager refused to be drawn on whether or not he was planning to retire at the time.

“It is a unsafe factor to get started building bold statements about retirement and this is the conclude of me,” Hodgson stated.

“I actually really do not know. I am unquestionably not leaving Crystal Palace with the thought of putting myself again on the market and attempting to get a further task, I genuinely am stepping down from the club and stepping away from soccer for a when but who is aware what the long term will be.”

Hodgson’s initially match in demand of Watford will be a essential absent clash from bottom-of-the-desk Burnley on February 5.

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