ROY HODGSON will leave Watford at the end of the season even if he pulls off a great escape.
The former England boss, 74, and his longtime No.2 Ray Lewington signed a six-month deal in January following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.
Watford was in deep trouble at the time and the pair embarked on a rescue mission to avoid relegation.
And there was always question as to whether the respected duo would stay after being lured out of retirement.
One of the bottom in the Prem, the Hornets appear doomed to relegation to the Championship.
They are ten points from safety with just five games left, despite Hodgson’s efforts.
Hodgson is determined to end the season on a high note and hand over a club in better shape than when he arrived.
But he and Lewington, 65, have decided to call it quits and will retire again in the summer.
Hodgson recently revealed he was in the dark about his future at Watford.
He said: “No assurances at all.
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“If they think the situation can be changed by getting rid of me and Ray, that’s their prerogative.
“Since I’ve come to the club I’ve never asked for any assurances. I’ve said I’ll come to the club and do the job to the best of my ability.”
“But I’ve never asked for assurances and I don’t have those kinds of conversations with the owner.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/football/premier-league/5209758/roy-hodgson-watford-retirement-prem-survival/ Roy Hodgson will leave Watford and return to retirement even if he pulls off the Prem survival miracle