Outgoing Watford supervisor Roy Hodgson has not met his successor Rob Edwards and would not even recognise him however is keen to supply recommendation on the function if consulted, he stated on Friday (May 13).
Watford, already relegated to the second-tier Championship for subsequent season, earlier this week appointed Forest Green Rovers coach Edwards as their new supervisor for the 2022-23 season.
Hodgson, 74, stated earlier on this month he’ll not prolong his keep at Vicarage Road, having joined the membership on a short-term deal in January.
“I know who he is and what he has done, but I haven’t seen him or be able to recognise him,” Hodgson advised reporters earlier than Watford host Leicester City on Sunday.
“If he needs to talk to me I shall be more than pleased to talk to him … But I’m not going to impose a dialog on him.
Former England supervisor Hodgson, who got here out of retirement to try to save Watford from the drop, is about to name time on his profession on the high stage and stated he’ll not be tempted again into the dugout after his present stint ends.
“It’s dangerous to say never because I am relativity fit and healthy,” he stated. “I’m not retiring as a result of I couldn’t do it… however subsequent time, I’ll give myself a stern speaking to and say, ‘Even if you think you are capable, it is not the right thing to do’.
“And my CV gained’t be floating round varied golf equipment, that’s for sure… There is little question this feels worse, partly as a result of the workforce is relegated but in addition realizing that this retirement will certainly be the intense retirement.
“I won’t get tempted back again after this stint, so I’ve got to come to terms with that. It has been a fantastic innings, an incredibly long career and a very pleasurable one. I have enjoyed every moment of it, so it is the right moment.”
Watford’s relegation was Hodgson’s first from the Premier League in his lengthy managerial profession.
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