Watford have appointed Slaven Bilic as head coach after sacking Rob Edwards simply 10 Championship matches into his reign.
Edwards solely took over at Vicarage Street on the finish of final season, leaving Forest Inexperienced Rovers to interchange Roy Hodgson following the Hornets’ relegation from the Premier League.
Watford relieved Edwards and his assistant Richie Kyle of their duties on Monday and swiftly confirmed Bilic had taken the new seat, signing an 18-month contract – topic to securing a piece allow.
The previous Croatia defender had been out of labor since leaving Beijing Guoan in January however would be the Championship membership’s fifth boss in lower than a 12 months.
Bilic, who was promoted with West Brom in 2019-20, takes over a aspect tenth within the desk, only one level off the play-offs.
“As with all selections taken by the board, I consider this variation to be in the perfect pursuits of the membership,” mentioned Watford proprietor Gino Pozzo.
“We felt Rob had sufficient time to indicate us the id of his group; nevertheless, performances haven’t mirrored our hopes and ambitions.
“Now we should transfer ahead, and, in Slaven Bilic, we’ve secured the providers of an skilled coach who has current expertise of promotion to the Premier League.”
Claudio Ranieri and Hodgson had spells accountable for Watford final season after Xisco Munoz was fired in October.