Forest Green Rovers owner Dale Vince has admitted he feels ‘let down’ with Rob Edwards after the manager left the club ahead of a move to Watford.
The 39-year-old was handed his big break in management by the League Two side, and he responded by delivering a memorable first full campaign in charge, as the side won promotion as champions.
However, that has prompted Watford to make a move for Edwards, with Forest Green confirming his exit this afternoon.
And, speaking to Sky Sports, as quoted by reporter Gary Taphouse, Vince admitted he was not at all happy with how things have played out, as he confirmed the Hornets held talks with Edwards without his knowledge.
“He’s not our manager anymore. I feel disappointed with him, let down. Watford encouraged him not to tell us. We move on.”
Whilst the move has not yet been confirmed, Edwards is expected to succeed Roy Hodgson at Vicarage Road, with Watford having suffered relegation back to the Championship.
Meanwhile, Vince will already be on the lookout for a new boss as they prepare for life in League One.
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The messy way this has been handled has not done Edwards or Watford any favours and he certainly should’ve told the club he was in talks with Watford.
But, these things happen in football and even though you can understand Vince’s disappointment, it can’t detract from the great work that Edwards did whilst in charge.
Now, its’ about finding his replacement for Vince and it will be interesting to see Edwards does at Watford, a club who are not known for giving managers time.
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