Roy Hodgson

Watford FC manager Roy Hodgson will leave the club at the end of the season whether they stay in the English top-flight or not.

The veteran coach came out of retirement to attempt to secure the Hornets’ status in the Premier League for another year but that move seems to be backfiring with the club currently placed 19th with five games to go.

While the club has improved, Daily Mail reports that the 74-year-old has informed the club about his decision as he wants to spend more time with his family. Hodgson is the third man to take charge of Watford this season, after Xisco Munoz and Claudio Ranieri.

Hodgson signed a six-month contract when replacing Ranieri earlier this year, though the scenario of Watford retaining their top-flight status would likely have opened up the possibility of the ex-England boss staying on into next season.

The Hornets have a long history of quickly sacking managers, and will be hoping to have some stability next season wherever they will be.

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