Forest Green confirm Edwards exit amid Watford links

Forest Green confirm Edwards exit amid Watford links

Rob Edwards has left Forest Green Rovers and is in advanced talks to succeed Roy Hodgson as Watford manager, Dale Vince has exclusively told Sky Sports News.

The Forest Green chairman revealed Watford had approached Edwards, who led the club to the League Two title this season.

A club statement read: “Rob was a key part of the team that gained promotion to League One this season. We’re disappointed that our support, loyalty and honesty towards Rob has been repaid in this way – with negotiations taking place behind our backs.

“We had no contact from Watford, from whom we might expect less, but in any event this kind of behaviour gives football a bad name. We thank Rob for all his work at FGR – forgive him the manner of his departure and wish him well.”

Sky Sports News has approached Watford for comment.

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