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  • Founded:1881
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Elton returns to Watford role

25 Mar 2009 - 11:43:43

Watford have confirmed the return of former chairman Elton John as the club's honorary life president.

The 62-year-old chaired the club on two occasions in the past and has now rejoined the new-look board of the Hornets, which also contains former England manager and Watford boss Graham Taylor.

"Watford Football Club is in my blood. Wherever I am in the world I cannot resist keeping up with the news about Watford," he told the club's official website.

"Despite the terrible luck of penalties going against us deep into added time recently, I am encouraged to know the team has been playing better.

"I wish the new chairman and the board, the manager, the team and all Watford's loyal supporters a very successful conclusion to the season and I hope that in the summer next year we shall all be able to come together for another concert to benefit the club."

Club chairman Jimmy Russo said: "I'm delighted that Elton is once again a part of this great football club.

"He's as passionate a person, when it comes to Watford, as you'd wish to meet and he's been fully supportive of myself, my brother Vince and, of course, the manager, Brendan Rodgers.

"The current board were very keen to re-engage with Sir Elton and we all see this as nothing but a positive move for the club, the supporters and Sir Elton John."


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