26 Jan 2022 | 11:53 | Football
Not long after sacking Claudio Ranieri, Watford posted an official announcement about the appointment of Roy Hodgson as the new club manager. On the homepage, The Hornets made the announcement:
Watford FC is delighted to confirm the appointment of Roy Hodgson as the club’s head coach.
The former England national team coach is joined by trusted assistant Ray Lewington, who successfully coached the Hornets between 2002 and 2005.”
Hodgson is well known when he coached England for 4 years (from 2012 to 2016). However, the 74-year-old strategist has also experienced many clubs in the foggy country. Most notable is his time in charge of Fulham in 2010.
Here, Hodgson helped the London team achieve the highest achievement in the Premier League in history and made a strong impression in the Europa League arena when defeating a series of famous clubs such as Juventus, Wolfsburg and Hamburg.
The impressive achievement opened the door for Hodgson to catch the eye of Liverpool in the following season. Before moving to West Brom and Crystal Palace.
In addition to the English teams, the strategist born in 1947 also tried his hand at a few other European teams such as Malmo, Inter Milan, Copenhagen and Udinese. With a wealth of experience, he is expected to be able to help Watford complete the goal of relegation this season.
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