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Watford appoint Rob Edwards as head coach to replace Roy Hodgson | Football News

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Watford have appointed Rob Edwards to succeed Roy Hodgson as their new head coach.

Forest Green chairman Dale Vince accused Watford of “doubling down on deceit” after Edwards left the club earlier on Wednesday and entered advanced talks for the position at Vicarage Road.

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Forest Green Rovers Chairman Dale Vince says he is disappointed Watford did not approach them about wanting Rob Edwards as their next manager

Edwards helped guide Rovers to the 20212/22 League Two title, finishing ahead of Exeter on goal difference, but the club confirmed he had left his position “with negotiations taking place behind our backs” over a switch to Watford.

Watford confirmed the appointment in a statement, saying Edwards “had a contractual provision allowing him to leave Forest Green Rovers at any time to discuss employment opportunities at other clubs”.

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