Roy Hodgson has been appointed as supervisor of Watford.
The 74-year-old replaces Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked on Monday lower than 4 months after arriving at Vicarage Street.
Hodgson returns to Premier League administration after departing Crystal Palace on the finish of final season.
The previous Liverpool and England boss indicated at the moment that he was “stepping away from soccer for some time”, however clarified that it was not essentially a retirement, saying that he would “never-say-never” about taking one other managerial position.
He has been tempted again as Watford look to keep away from relegation — the membership are nineteenth within the Premier League, although bottom-placed Burnley have two video games in hand and are solely two factors behind the Hornets.
Ranieri secured solely seven factors from 13 league video games in cost since Xisco Munoz’s sacking in October and the present run of 9 video games in all competitions is the membership’s worst since February 2013.
Hodgson has a level of familiarity with Watford house owners. The veteran managed Udinese, additionally owned by the Pozzo household, for a six-month interval in 2001 as a part of a 45-year profession in administration.
He’s set to interrupt his personal file because the oldest supervisor to take cost of a Premier League recreation when Watford tackle Burnley on Saturday 5 February.
Hodgson spent the most effective a part of 4 seasons at Crystal Palace, ending eleventh, twelfth, 14th and 14th.
Ray Lewington, who managed Watford from 2002 to 2005, joins as Hodgson’s assistant.
The membership haven’t confirmed the size of Hodgson’s contract.