Rob Edwards

Manager Profile


Personal Details

Country of Birth
Wales Wales
Date of Birth
Premier League Seasons
Premier League Debut Match
Brighton & Hove Albion (a),
12 August 2023, Lost 1 - 4

Manager Bio

Rob Edwards led Luton Town into their first-ever season as a Premier League club in 2023/24.

Prior to moving into management, Edwards enjoyed a 14-year playing career as a defender.

He featured eight times for Aston Villa in the Premier League during the 2002/03 season, also playing on loan at Crystal Palace and Derby County. He moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004.

Edwards made 100 appearances in four years at Wolves before joining Blackpool. During three seasons there, he became captain and helped the club earn promotion to the Premier League.

After two more appearances in the top flight, he went on to play for Norwich City, Barnsley, Fleetwood Town and Shrewsbury Town, retiring in 2013. During his career he was capped 15 times for Wales. 

Edwards moved into coaching, starting with Wolves' youth teams. He was interim manager of the first team for two matches in 2016 before his first permanent managerial role came at hometown club AFC Telford United. 

He then rejoined Wolves as head coach of the Premier League 2 team before leaving again, this time to work with The FA as an England youth coach, eventually becoming head coach of the Under-16s.

As manager of Forest Green Rovers, he led the club to promotion to League One for the first time in their history, being named the League Two Manager of the Season. 

Edwards then took charge of Watford ahead of the 2022/23 season, but was sacked by the Hornets just 10 matches into the Championship season with the club sat in 10th place.

He was quickly snapped up by rivals Luton in November 2022 and guided them to the playoffs through a third-place finish, winning the Championship playoff final against Coventry City on penalties. 

Despite a number of brilliant performances and earning plaudits for the manner in which they played, Luton were relegated from the Premier League in 2023/24, finishing 18th.

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