Roy Hodgson will quit and return to retirement even if Watford stay up


ROY HODGSON will leave Watford at the end of the season even if he can pull off a great escape.

The former England boss, 74, and his long-time No 2 Ray Lewington signed a six-month deal in January after the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.


Roy Hodgson will leave Watford even if he can pull off a great escapeCredit: Getty

Watford were in deep trouble then and the pair set about a rescue mission to avoid relegation.

And there has always been a question whether the respected duo would stay on after being tempted out of retirement.

The Hornets are one from bottom in the Prem and look doomed for the drop to the Championship.

They are ten points from safety with only five games to go, despite Hodgson’s best efforts.

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Hodgson is determined to end the season on a high note and hand over a club in better shape than when he arrived.

But he and Lewington, 65, have decided to call it quits and will be heading back into retirement in the summer.

Hodgson recently revealed he was in the dark over his Watford future.

He said: “No assurances at all.


“If they think that the situation can be changed by getting rid of myself and Ray, then that will be their prerogative.

“I’ve never asked for any assurances since I came to the club. I said I’d come to the club, I’d do the job to the best of my ability.

“But I’ve never once asked for any assurances and I don’t have those type of conversations with the owner.”

Roy Hodgson and assistant Watford manager Ray Lewington


Roy Hodgson and assistant Watford manager Ray LewingtonCredit: Reuters


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