Watford supervisor Roy Hodgson advised Sky Sports activities Information he’s glad to work with the gamers he presently has at his disposal when he was quizzed on his plans for the rest of the switch window.
Hodgson changed Claudio Ranieri, who was sacked on Monday after three-and-a-half months in cost, with Watford nineteenth within the desk, two factors from security.
The Englishman has been out of labor since leaving Crystal Palace on the finish of final season.
“I have never seen all of the gamers but to be frank – there are gamers injured and gamers away within the Africa Cup of Nations so I could not even say,” Hodgson stated.
“On paper, the squad is a really huge one, they’ve a variety of deserves in any other case they’d not be representing their nations as they’re in the intervening time, so it’s far too early to say.
“However that is not my main purpose anyway. I’ve 5 months. My purpose is to assist the membership keep within the league and mainly I’m very happy to do this with the gamers which might be right here already.
“And if the proprietor decides he needs to current any individual else, in fact we are going to look into it, however there shall be no knocking on his door from my perspective, saying we should always do that and that, as a result of it is, far too early.
“As all people is aware of there are a variety of gifted gamers on the membership. There was a recruitment spin from South America, by Europe and thru Africa and a few excellent footballers have been delivered to the membership, however to win matches you do not simply want gifted footballers you could get the crew working and the sensation in the event you like between the gamers and the information of their roles, and what’s required of them.
“That’s all the time one thing that must be labored on however I’ve received little question that if we will make an indentation into that the gamers have the bodily potential and the technical potential and the talents required.”
Hodgson turns into the Pozzo household’s fifteenth everlasting supervisor since they accomplished their takeover of Watford in June 2012.
On his first few days again at Watford, Hodgson added: “It has been excellent, it is good to be again, the lure of the pitch is all the time a tough one to show away from, however I’ve loved the opening days, it has been good.”
Hodgson succeeds Ranieri, who had failed to show across the crew’s fortunes since being appointed in October. The Hornets dropped into the Premier League relegation zone for the primary time this season after final Friday’s 3-0 home defeat to fellow strugglers Norwich.
Requested what he has stated to the gamers to this point, Hodgson stated: “Not very a lot, I believe what must be stated to them must be within the coaching periods, there was no Churchillian speeches or conferences with huge ideas about what’s wanted in the event you like apart from the apparent one which we’re in a troublesome place, the membership must get sufficient factors to remain within the league.
“No-one needs to exit of the league, we do not need to, the coaches do not need to, the house owners do not need to however the gamers do not need to both. We’re in the perfect league on the planet – that is the place we need to keep, and we all know the one method to do this is to play effectively and win matches so let’s go to work on how we’re going to do this and develop into a greater crew.”
Why have Watford gone for Hodgson?
Sky Sports activities Information reporter Gary Cotterill:
“Roy Hodgson is a secure pair of fingers and has all of the expertise on the planet. This shall be his twenty second job in a 46-year profession. He labored miracles at Crystal Palace again in 2017.
“When he arrived, they have been 0-0-7 – they’d misplaced their licence to thrill! It was seven defeats from seven video games, however ultimately they managed to complete eleventh within the Premier League and he did an analogous job at Fulham.
No wins, no clear sheets, no self-discipline – Watford struggles
Watford are and not using a win in 9 video games in all competitions (D1 L8), their longest run and not using a victory since December 2013 (10).
Norwich loved their largest margin of victory in a Premier League match since beating West Brom 4-0 in Could 2013, and their largest away from residence within the division since September 1993, a 5-1 win at Everton.
Watford have now gone 30 Premier League video games and not using a clear sheet (since a 3-0 win v Liverpool in February 2020), with solely West Brom enduring an extended such run within the historical past of the competitors (34 in 2011; Blackburn in 2012 and Wolves in 2012 each additionally on 30).
For the reason that begin of 2016-17, solely Arsenal (19) have picked up extra Premier League purple playing cards than Watford (18).
“He is a really skilled supervisor having additionally been at Inter Milan, Liverpool and England in fact. He is clearly nonetheless received a starvation to point out he can function on the high stage even at his age.
“He left Palace by his personal resolution, however as he advised Sky Sports activities Information final week, he nonetheless has a starvation and believes he can flip issues round. Perhaps he caught the ear of the Watford proprietor off the again of what he advised Sky final week!
“He is already been all the way down to the coaching floor, having signed some paperwork on Monday.”
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