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Watford announce former Welsh international as new manager

Recently relegated side Watford have announced that former Forest Green Manager, will be their new manager.

The confirmation follows Edwards' departure from Rovers, only a few days after he led the club to promotion and the League Two title.

Forest Green had earlier said negotiations between Watford and Edwards took place "behind our backs".

Current Watford boss Roy Hodgson is due to leave the Hornets at the end of the current campaign.

Forest Green's owner Dale Vince told BBC Sport: "It takes a bit of the shine off winning promotion. If there's any karma in football they'll languish in the Championship and we'll meet them there in a few years' time."

"[Edwards] said he'd been advised by Watford and his agent to keep it a secret from Forest Green which I think is pretty poor from them. It's poor from Rob and he knows it.

"I thought I knew him better as a person."

In a statement, Watford said: "Rob had a contractual provision allowing him to leave Forest Green Rovers at any time to discuss employment opportunities at other clubs and the Hornets are delighted to confirm our discussions concluded today."

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