Roy Hodgson Turns Into Prime Paul Scholes With Assist In Watford Training
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Watford manager Roy Hodgson tapped into his inner Paul Scholes, with a brilliant pass in Watford training for striker Joao Pedro.
At 74-years-old, Hodgson is one of the oldest managers that has been in charge of a top tier club and he's been in management a long time already.
The Watford boss' first job was in 1976, when he took over the reigns at Swedish side Halmstad, and he's been doing it ever since for 21 different teams, clubs and international sides.
Before that Hodgson had a very moderate playing career, mainly for non league clubs, and that ended 46-years-ago so, unlike many current managers, we've no idea of how skilfull he is.
Now the former England manager has answered that, with an inch perfect pass in training, setting up Joao Pedro, that many current players would be happy with.
Goal - JOÃO PEDRO— Watford Football Club (@WatfordFC) April 6, 2022
Assist - HODGSON pic.twitter.com/rzFtboa3uW
He's actually only 31, that's what managing England does to you— Harry (@Harry_Manz) April 6, 2022
Triple captained hodgson pic.twitter.com/uPgSoKbTy7— Jack (@SpursIad) April 6, 2022
Shows you how bad your defence is that a 74 year old can split it like this— Tony Clarke (@yogi_cpfc) April 6, 2022
5 year playing contract incoming ...— Harvs (@DanHarvey74) April 6, 2022
I might've been wrong about Roy. He could put it top bins 😅 https://t.co/N7jKqw2ZiS pic.twitter.com/LY0y5NHYlr— Nate 🦁 (@SimplyNate_) April 6, 2022
74 years old and has a better final ball than majority of our team https://t.co/GoP7a5iMmN— Andrew 🇬🇧 (@Andrew_RFC_1872) April 6, 2022
It all makes sense now - Roy stole Max Meyer’s and Victor Camarasa’s talent, just like the Monstars did to the NBA players in Space Jam! 😱 #CPFC https://t.co/sTfsO8J4GA— Team Called Palace (@TCPalacePod) April 6, 2022
Roy Hodgson playing through balls like KDB at 74 is definitely the weirdest thing I’ve seen in a while https://t.co/VgjF0DE442— Adama (@WolvesNumber37) April 6, 2022
Roy Hodgson price reveal coming soon 😉#FPL https://t.co/JazUqFySuV— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) April 6, 2022
Only Norwich, Burnley and Brighton have scored less goals than the Hornets this season and they've certainly been lacking a creative spark.
Perhaps Hodgson should consider signing himself up if he's going to be playing balls like that, he might need some legs around him in midfield but we don't see why not.
Fans would have been thinking that Trent Alexander-Arnold was the best passer in the Premier League, especially after two special passes in the Champions League against Benfica on Tuesday night.
However that's clearly not the case, and it's actually the best kept secret in football, Hodgson. Be a first for an international manager to call up his predecessor for a World Cup, but it's time Gareth Southgate did the right thing!
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Topics: Watford, Premier League, Roy Hodgson