Fans slam Watford’s ‘worst decision ever’ as Rob Edwards’ Luton on brink of Prem

Watford were slammed for their sacking of Rob Edwards after his Luton Town side reached the Championship play-off final.

The Hatters are now just one game away from reaching the Premier League after they beat Sunderland 2-0 at Kenilworth Road last night (May 16) to claim a 3-2 aggregate victory. Edwards has done a stellar job since being appointed as Nathan Jones' replacement last November.

And the former Wales international was only available because Luton's rivals sacked him just 10 league games into the season, having only won three times to leave the Hornets sitting 10th in the table.

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They've been left with a massive amount of egg on their face, with fans reminding them of that on social media. One tweeted: "Watford dropped a clanger sacking Rob Edwards."

A second argued: "Decision to sack Rob Edwards comfortably one of the worst decisions the Pozzos have made in their 10+ years as owners of Watford. Regardless of whether Luton go up, they’re in the mix, and we, sadly, are not!"

"Smart move by Watford to give Rob Edwards 11 games," sarcastically wrote a third, while a fourth commented: "That decision by Watford to get rid of Rob Edwards is looking more foolish by the day."

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Edwards isn't letting his side get ahead of themselves with a date at Wembley on May 27, when they'll face either Middlesbrough or Coventry City.

He told Sky Sports post-match: "I don't want to sing from the rooftops because nothing's done yet but we've had a brilliant season. Last couple of years we've finished in the top six, now we're in the play-off final."

Touching on his time at Vicarage Road, he added: "What happened, happened. It was in the past. I went in with my eyes wide open and I know that can happen there. I hoped it didn't and believed it would be different for us, but it wasn't. I feel now at home here."


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