Back in January, Roy Hodgson came out of retirement and joined Watford on a short-term contract.
Roy Hodgson of Watford. Courtesy: Reuters
- Watford are in danger of getting relegated
- Watford will next face Crystal Palace
- Hodgson joined Watford back in January
Watford team manager Roy Hodgson is set to bid adieu to the Premier League club after the end of the ongoing season. Back in January, the 74-year-old joined the team and replaced Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked after serving the team for three-and-a-half months.
On Wednesday, May 4, Hodgson, who was honoured with a CBE for his contributions towards football, mentioned that he wouldn’t stay associated with the club. The former manager of the England football team came out of retirement to join Watford.
ENJOYED MY TIME
“Obviously, it’s a short-term (deal). Certainly, I made it clear it would need to be a short-term one between now and the end of the season. I took that job on and came out of retirement to do that particular job,” Hodgson was quoted as saying.
“Now that job has unfortunately ended. I’ve enjoyed my time doing the job. I don’t think I shall be putting my name forward anymore for further sorties in the world of Premier League football,” he stated.
“It’s a very demanding world and I think I’ve earned the right to step back and enjoy some free time and spend some time with my wife and son,” Hodgson added.
Watford are currently languishing at 19th in the points table in the Premier League, having garnered 22 points from 13 matches. With four games left, the team will be looking to avoid relegation.
Watford are next scheduled to lock horns with Crystal Palace on Saturday, May 7 at Selhurst Park Stadium.