“So I’ve got to be careful of everything that I say because if I do turn up again…who knows what will happen?”
Roy Hodgson admits some of Watford’s squad feel they “haven’t had enough support” from certain team-mates during their relegation season.
"Quite frankly I wouldn’t recognise him, I haven’t seen him. He doesn’t need to speak to me."
Watford boss Roy Hodgson revealed he has been suffering from shingles as he explained his absence from last week’s media duties.
“And I think perhaps now I’ve earned the right to step back, enjoy a bit of free time and spend some time with my wife and son.”
“They don’t quite know what’s wrong with him, he’s seeing a couple of people this afternoon."
"Pep didn’t speak to me for a long while after Palace managed to steal a win up there."
"Of all the people in the league, he would have been one of the ones most likely to survive anything like this."
"It is our job to try to win that fight and hopefully drag a few more teams into it to fight with us over these last eight games."
The Premier League is back after what feels like a six-month international break. And it's a huge weekend.
“If we do survive, it is because the spirit at the club has been very good.”
“I came back knowing what was in front of me, I came back feeling that I could do a job for the club and I still feel that."
“I mean, what is a must-win? That’s the bottom line, you never know... I think it is important to keep faith.”
"What we need basically is what the one or two teams around us have found."
Both managers have been replaced since the Hornets shocked Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s visitors in November.
"I do think we’ve got three here who are capable of putting that cloak on their shoulders."
"I think he brought stability to the club and players with experience that allowed me to come here."
“I was reminded we had 32 points after 25 games last year, so we must have been doing something right.”
"They will be fearing that catastrophic plunge, because everybody knows it is possible to lose a number of games."
“It’s a precarious step, it’s not a long-term profession for most people starting off in their mid-30s."
"I must say there are virtually no negatives from that game as such but of course, it’s a small step along the way.”
Roy Hodgson is back in the game with Watford...
“Whether it’s a wise decision or a foolish one, time will tell. Why did I come back? I think it was an exciting offer."
“It’s a massive challenge, but it’s a challenge I believe I’m ready to take on."
Watford have ended their brief Claudio Ranieri experiment with the appointment of another veteran coach.
The 74-year-old left Crystal Palace last year but he is now back in the Premier League...
The well-travelled Italian signed a two-year deal at Vicarage Road in October...
"Every game seems flat; they lack energy and fluidity; the players are visibly not enjoying their football."
Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson have been made MBE's, while Roy Hodgson has received a CBE.
Having left Crystal Palace, Hodgson has not officially retired from management, and the hunger to remain in the game is evidently still there.