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Roy Hodgson ends retirement to take over as Watford manager

The 74-year-old left Crystal Palace in May but at the time was eager to play down talk of retirement

74-year-old, who has been out of the game since the end of last season when he left Crystal Palace, has taken on a 22nd job in a 46-year managerial career. Hodgson won three out of 11 ties across three major tournaments with England – the European Championships of 2012 and 2016, plus the 2014 World Cup. Former England manager, 74, back in work after eight monthsHodgson has signed initial contract to end of the seasonRoy Hodgson oversaw training at Watford for the first time on Tuesday and has signed a contract initially until the end of the season as the club look to him to preserve their Premier League status.The The low point was the Euro 2016 elimination at the hands of Iceland. He has previously worked at 16 clubs in six European countries (including two spells at Internazionale) and with four national teams – Switzerland, the UAE, Finland and, most famously, England.

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