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  • Updated: September 26, 2022

EFL Championship: Watford Sack Edwards After Poor Start, Appoint Bilic As Replacement

EFL Championship: Watford Sack Edwards After Poor Start, App

Rob Edwards

EFL Championship side Watford have sacked head coach Rob Edwards following a poor start to the 2022-23 EFL Championship season.

Edwards linked up with the Hornets in June after leaving Forest Green Rovers.

He has paid the price for Watford's shambolic start to the season, which has seen them win three out of their opening eight matches of the season.

A club statement reads: "Watford FC has relieved Rob Edwards of his duties as head coach.

"The Board of Watford Football Club wishes to place on record its thanks to Rob for all of his work since his appointment and wish him and his assistant Richie Kyle - who will also leave the club - all the very best for their future careers in coaching and management."

The Hornets have confirmed the appointment of former West Ham manager Slaven Bilic as their new coach.

In a statement, Watford owner Gino Pozzo said: "As with all decisions taken by the Board, I believe this change to be in the best interests of the club.

"We felt Rob had enough time to show us the identity of his team; however, performances haven't reflected our hopes and ambitions.

"Now we must move forward, and, in Slaven Bilic, we have secured the services of an experienced coach who has recent experience of promotion to the Premier League."

Bilic led West Brom to Premier League promotion in 2020.

He will take charge of his first Watford match against Stoke City on October 2.

 

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