Watford appointed former Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson as their third manager of the season on Tuesday in the ongoing season of the English Premier League after the exit of Claudio Ranieri.
Hodgson arrived at the Hornets just after 24 hours after Ranieri was sacked on Monday after following a 3-0 defeat to Norwich City in the game week 23 and a poor run of form in the Premier League which took them into the relegation zone in the table after last weeks defeat.
Watford fans would be delighted to see Roy Hodgson as the club’s manager and would be expecting him to take the team out of the relegation battle and be in the Premier League next season as well.
Roy Hodgson will have Ray Lewington in his management team who managed Watford from 2002 until 2005. Hodgson left the Eagles last season with many fans and pundits believing it would be his last stint and mark an end to his coaching career. This will be his 6th different Premier League club which is managed by the 74-year-old and would try to make an immediate impact and bring back the team’s form and try to boost the morale of the players at the club.
Hodgson is a proven manager in the Premier League and is capable enough to bring back hornets out of the relegation battle and make them stay in the Premier League. His first match as the Watford manager will be against Burnley who is at the rock bottom of the table on 5th February.