Forest Green Rovers hit out at ex-manager as ex-Wales international prepares for Watford

Newly promoted Forest Green Rovers (FGR) have announced the departure of manager Rob Edwards, who is expected to take on the managerial role at Watford. The Truckers announced the news on their Twitter page – and swept away their former boss as well as his potential new employers.

Edwards, who earned 15 caps for Wales between 2003 and 2006, recently won the League Two title with the Gloucestershire side but has now left the club, allegedly to take up the seat at Vicarage Road. The Hornets will ply their trade in the Championship next season after their relegation from the Premier League is confirmed.

Truckers are clearly unhappy with the way the situation has been handled and made their feelings clear in a post on their official Twitter page. Watford FC and Rob Edwards have yet to comment on the situation.

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Forest Green announced the news on their official Twitter page, saying: “Breaking news – We can confirm the departure of head coach, Rob Edwards.”

The statement then went on to say: “FGR confirms the departure of head coach Rob Edwards. Rob was a key part of the squad who were promoted to Ligue 1 this season.

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“We are disappointed that our support, loyalty and honesty to Rob has been rewarded in this way – with negotiations going on behind our backs.

“We haven’t had any contact from Watford, from whom we might expect less, but in any event this kind of behavior gives football a bad name. We thank Rob for all his work at FGR – forgive him the manner of his departure and wish him good luck.”