Eight Premier League managers have been sacked so far in the 2021/22 season, Claudio Ranieri being the most recent, after he was dismissed by Watford on January 24, 2022. Watford is now the first Premier League club to sack two managers this season- the first being Xisco Munoz, who left the club on October 3, 2021, following a run of disappointing results.
Watford Hope to Get Positive Results After Appointing New Manager
Roy Hodgson Becomes Watford’s Third Manager in the 2021/22 Season
Watford have found a replacement for Claudio Ranieri, as former Fulham, Liverpool and Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson was announced as the new club manager on January 25, 2022. The 74-year old, who is the oldest manager in the history of the Premier League, signed a deal which will see him take charge of the club till the end of the season.
Hodgson, who has previously coached 16 different clubs in his managerial career that has spanned over 40 years, will look to turn things around for Watford, who currently sit 19th on the Premier League table with 14 points from 20 games. The relegation-threatened club, who have some games in hand, will look to take advantage of the opportunity and overtake Newcastle and Norwich City who are on 18th and 17th positions respectively.
Hodgson will have a lot of work on his hands, as Watford are yet to win a game in their previous nine attempts in all competitions, and the pressure may start mounting if results are not favourable in his first few games in charge of the club. Watford’s next five Premier League fixtures are against Burnley, West Ham, Brighton, Aston Villa and Manchester United and he has to make a huge statement in those games in order to boost his confidence.
How well will Hodgson fare at the club? Will he take them out of the relegation zone?
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