Watford have officially appointed Roy Hodgson as their new manager.

The former Crystal Palace and England boss is joined by assistant and former Hornets manager Ray Lewington, who was in charge from 2002-2005.

It is understood he has signed a short-term deal at Vicarage Road until the end the season.

He replaces Claudio Ranieri who was sacked over the weekend after a 3-0 home defeat to relegation rivals Norwich City.

His first game in charge will be away at Burnley on Saturday, February 5.