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Tom Cleverley announced as permanent Watford manager

Tom Cleverley has been appointed as the permanent head coach of Championship club Watford.

The announcement comes on the heels of Cleverley’s successful stint as interim boss, a tenure marked by resilience and tactical astuteness.

The 34-year-old football veteran, renowned for his exploits with Manchester United and England, seamlessly transitioned into the coaching realm after hanging up his boots at Vicarage Road last year.

Cleverley’s journey to the managerial helm of Watford reflects a deep-seated affiliation with the club, where he not only plied his trade as a player but also commenced his coaching odyssey.

Cleverley’s interim stewardship, initiated following the dismissal of Valerien Ismael in March, has been nothing short of impressive.

With just one defeat in seven matches under his belt, the Hornets have secured their safety from relegation, consolidating their position in the Championship at 15th place.

The decision to entrust Cleverley with the permanent head coach role signifies Watford’s faith in his leadership prowess and deep-rooted understanding of the club’s ethos.

Having graced the Vicarage Road pitch during three spells, including two loan stints, Cleverley possesses an intimate familiarity with the club’s dynamics and fanbase.

Prior to assuming the reins as interim boss, Cleverley honed his coaching acumen as the coach of Watford Under-18s, laying the foundation for his eventual ascension to the senior managerial ranks.