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Robert Edwards – Manager Luton Town

Robert Edwards is a football manager and former centre-back who is presently in charge of Luton Town. Edwards during his playing career played for Aston Villa, Wolves in the Premier League and for Blackpool and Norwich in the Championship in career that spanned over 10 years. He retired at the age 30 and made the transition to football management. During his coaching career, he has been named EFL league two manager of the season for 2021-2022 and has won several other accolades.

Professional Career

Edwards started his professional career with Aston Villa, where he made his Premier League senior debut. He next transferred to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004, where he played four seasons in the Championship. He played for Barnsley in the Championship and helped Blackpool and Norwich in their promotions to the Premier League before retiring due to injury in 2013.

At the age of 30, Edwards announced his retirement from professional football. He was appointed Wolves' Under-18s coach, and the Express & Star local newspaper deemed his first campaign in charge (2014–15) to be highly successful. He received a promotion to assist Head Coach Kenny Jackett for the final two months of the campaign, and in the summer of 2015, he transitioned to the position of Full-Time First Team Coach.

Edwards was named Wolves' temporary head coach in October 2016 after Walter Zenga was fired. Before Paul Lambert took over, he presided over two matches: a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers and a 2-3 loss to Derby. Up to the end of the season, Edwards served as a club's first team coach before leaving with Lambert.

Edwards was appointed the new manager of his hometown team AFC Telford United on June, 2017. In the National League North, the Bucks finished 14th, 10 points short of the playoffs. By mutual agreement, Edwards left at the end of the campaign.

On July, 2018, Edwards was chosen to lead Wolverhampton Wanderers U23. For the first time in their history, he guided them to promotion to Premier League 2 Division 1, the highest level of youth football in England, in his first season in charge. Edwards departed Wolves in October 2019 to accept a "prestigious post" with The Football Association as a coach with the England U20s. He was hired as the England under-16 team's head coach on September 24, 2020.

Edwards was hired as the head coach of League Two team Forest Green Rovers in May 2021. Edwards received the EFL League Two Manager of the Month title for August 2021 after winning four of his first five games, while his star scorer Matty Stevens received the Player of the Month honour. After three consecutive triumphs, he took home the prize again for November. After accumulating 14 points from six games, including a 4-0 victory away at second-place Tranmere Rovers, Edwards went on to earn manager of the month for the third time in January 2022.

Edwards was appointed the next head coach of Watford in May 2022, succeeding Roy Hodgson at the end of the 2021–2022 campaign. On August 1, Joo Pedro scored in his debut match, a 1-0 home victory over Sheffield United. After three victories in ten league games and with Watford in tenth place on Edwards was fired as head coach.

Edwards was hired manager of Championship team Luton Town, in November 2022. Gary Sweet, the chief executive of Luton, said upon appointment “The way Rob likes to play football, is the way that we would like to play football. The way that Rob managed, particularly Forest Green, was not dissimilar to the way that we had promotion at those levels. He has been impressive in his new role with Luton winning 5 of the 8 games he has managed.

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