Former West Ham, West Brom and Croatia boss Bilic has succeeded Edwards already and will announce his backroom staff soon. "Watford FC confirms Slaven Bilic as its new head coach on an 18-month contract, subject to receiving the relevant work permit." Edwards was brought in following the club's relegation from the Premier League last summer having impressed at Forest Green, whom he led to the League Two title.
Ireland need to avoid defeat against Armenia to remain in League B.
The Government gave its formal backing to the idea of a regulator in April.