English Premier League side Watford FC have confirmed the appointment of Rob Edwards as their new manager.
Edwards is set to take charge of the team effective after the conclusion of the current 2021/22 season.
The 39-year-old has been in charge of EFL League Two club Forest Green Rovers, whom he has coached since 2021.
“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,” read part of the statement.
Adding; “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.
During that successful season, he was recognised by the EFL when he collected the League Two Manager of the Season award.
He is expected to be in attendance when the Hornets play Everton in a Premier League clash on Wednesday night.