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EPL English Premier LeagueRob Edwards: Will take over as manager of Watford next season

Rob Edwards: Will take over as manager of Watford next season

Rob Edwards: Watford have been relegated from the Premier League and will compete in the Championship next season.

The club have announced the appointment of Rob Edwards as manager through a statement on their official website. “Watford Football Club is delighted to confirm the appointment of Rob Edwards as its new Head Coach. Effective after the conclusion of the current 2021/22 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.

“Rob joined Forest Green Rovers as Head Coach in 2021, where his attractive brand of football took the Gloucestershire side to the top of Sky Bet League Two – winning the division earlier this month for the first time in the club’s history. His efforts were recognised by the EFL when he collected the League Two Manager of the Season award.

“Success with Wolves’ Under-23s saw Rob win promotion to the Premier League 2, the highest division in English youth football, and his stock rose further as both Head Coach of England’s Under-16 side and a coaching role in the Young Lions’ Under-20s set-up.”

Rob Edwards: Forest Green Rovers express their disappointment

“We’re disappointed that our support, loyalty and honesty towards Rob has been repaid in this way. With negotiations taking place behind our backs,” Rovers said in a statement.

“We had no contact from Watford, from whom we might expect less. But in any event, this kind of behaviour gives football a bad name.

“We thank Rob for all his work at FGR, forgive him the manner of his departure and wish him well.”

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