Hodgson set to replace Ranieri at Watford


According to the English press, Watford have already found the successor to Claudio Ranieri, sacked on Monday. It would be Roy Hodgson who had announced his retirement last May.

Faced with the urgency of the situation (19th in the Premier League), Watford wasted no time. The day after the dismissal of Claudio Ranieri, the English press already announced the name of his successor: Roy Hodgson. Only a few final details have yet to be ironed out, according to the Times and the Guardian, but there is now little doubt that Roy Hodgson will be Watford’s next manager. The official announcement should take place on Wednesday, advances the DailyMail.

Already the third coach of the season

Roy Hodgson (74), who can rely on a very long coaching CV with around twenty experiences in different clubs and different championships, has not coached since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season. The Englishman had also announced that he was ending his coaching career. « After more than 45 years as a coach, I have decided that the time has come for me to leave the horrors of Premier League football, » explained the former England coach (2012-2016) in a press release. After a few months of rest, he finally changed his mind.

Watford announced the departure of Claudio Ranieri on Monday evening. Arrived three months earlier after the ousting of Xisco Muñoz, the Italian failed to improve the situation of the Hornets. Claudio Ranieri had been under pressure for several weeks and the home defeat against Norwich on Friday (3-0), a competitor in the maintenance race, was fatal to him. Watford has not won since November 20 (against Manchester United, 4-1) and should know with Roy Hodgson his third coach of the season.

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