Roy Hodgson has agreed a deal to become Watford’s new manager, according to talkSPORT.
The former England boss is set to be unveiled as Claudio Ranieri’s replacement at Vicarage Road on Tuesday.
He has signed a contract until the end of the season and will be assisted by Ray Lewington, a former Watford manager.
Hodgson, who led England from 2012 to 2016, was last in the Crystal Palace dugout.
He left Selhurst Park at the end of last season, after four years at the helm.
The 74-year-old has had a storied career in management spanning over 50 years and counts Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Fulham, West Brom and Liverpool among his former clubs.
He will now replace Ranieri at struggling Watford after the Italian became the second manager sacked by the Premier League club this season.
Ranieri, 70, signed a two-year contract at Vicarage Road in October, replacing Xisco Munoz with the 15th-placed side, having picked up seven points from his first seven Premier League games.
But he only managed to double that points tally in his 13 top flight appearances in charge and was relieved of his duties after just 112 days.
The Hornets languish in 19th place in the Premier League and sit just two points above last-placed Burnley, who have two games in hand at the Hertfordshire side.
Hodgson, who was replaced by Patrick Vieira in 2021 after four years at Palace, believes he can be the man to lead Watford to survival.
The former West Brom and Liverpool boss worked under Italian owners Watford at Udinese in 2001.
His longtime number two, Lewington, managed the Hornets from 2002 to 2005 and agreed to return to the club to help Hodgson.