Rob Edwards Biography, Career, Family, Height and Net Worth

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 Who is Rob Edwards?

Robert Owen Edwards (Rob Edwards) is a well-known professional football manager and former player who played as a center-back and is presently the manager of the Championship club Luton Town.

He started his career with Aston Villa, making his senior debut in the Premier League. Edwards then transferred to Midlands neighbors Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2004, where he spent 4 seasons at the Championship level. He assisted both Blackpool and Norwich to promotions to the Premier League and featured for Barnsley in the Championship prior to retiring because of an injury in 2013. He then managed Wolves’ academy and had an interim spell at the first team, prior to leading AFC Telford United and the England under-16 team, Edwards led Forest Green Rovers to promotion as League Two champions in the 2021-22 season. Rob then managed Watford from May to September 2022.

Rob Edwards Career

Club career

Aston Villa

He began his career as an apprentice at Aston Villa and worked his way up to his first-team debut in a 1-0 home victory against Middlesbrough on December 28, 2002. Edwards signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal with the club in January 2003, after playing in 3 matches as a right-back in a row. He went on to make 9 appearances in total for the Villans, all during 2002-03. Edwards was then sent on loan to First Division club Crystal Palace in November 2003, where he spent 1 month, playing 6 games and scoring 1 goal in a 1-1 draw with Coventry City.

He then joined fellow First Division club Derby County in January 2004, on loan. There he stayed until the conclusion of the season. Edwards played 10 games for the club, scoring a goal in a 2-1 home victory against Gillingham on January 17. In May 2004, he was told by Aston Villa manager David O’Leary that he could leave the club.

Wolverhampton Wanderers

He then made the short journey across the West Midlands and joined Championship Wolverhampton Wanderers on a three-year contract for £150,000 in July 2004. Following 5 games, he suffered an ankle injury in August and did not come back until February 2005. Edwards then gained more playing time in the 2005=06 campaign and played the majority of the next season under new manager Mick McCarthy. However, he suffered knee ligament damage in April 2007, missing out on the rest of the season as the team made the playoffs. He again suffered a knee ligament injury in a reserve team match against Walsall on September 5, 2007. Edwards scored his only goal for the Wolves in a 4-2 home loss to Stoke City on February 9, 2008. In May, he was placed on the transfer list.


Edwards exited Wolves to join Blackpool on August 6, 2008, signing a two-year deal with an option for a further year for an undisclosed fee. He then made his debut for the Seasiders in a 1-0 home loss to Bristol City on August 9, 2008. Rob was captain of the side for the 1-1 draw at Norwich City on August 16, as Keith Southern who had captained the side up to then in the 2008-09 season was suspended. Blackpool manager Simon Grayson confirmed that he would be the team captain for the season on August 29. Edwards’ first goal for the club came when he scored their 2nd equalizer in a 2-2 draw over his former club Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bloomfield Road on December 19, 2008.

In June 2009, he urged all the players to do their utmost to impress new manager Ian Holloway. He then agreed to a new deal with Blackpool, a one-year contract with an option for a further 12 months on July 19, 2010. On November 10, 2010, he made his first Premier League appearance since 2003 in a 3-2 defeat by his former club Aston Villa. He then signed for Championship team Norwich City on loan to the conclusion of the season on February 21, 2011. Edwards made his debut as a second-half substitute for Zak Whitbread in the 1-1 draw over Preston North End on March 5. He also made 2 more appearances as the club won promotion to the Premier League.

A photo of Rob Edwards
A photo of Rob Edwards

How old is Rob Edwards?

Robert Owen Edwards was born on December 25, 1982, in Telford, England, and is aged 39 as of 2022. He shares his birthday with famous people including Ashley Nichole, SaraBeautyCorner, Avi Akbar, Justin Trudeau, Hailie Jade, Annie Lennox, Emma Slater, Helena Christensen, Jimmy Buffett, and Demaryius Thomas, among others.

Rob Edwards Family

Who are Rob Edwards’ parents?

Robert Owen Edwards was born in Telford, England to Welsh parents. He has not shared any information about his parents and family with the media to date.

Does Rob Edwards have siblings?

Edwards has kept his family information very secretively and has not mentioned any of his siblings to the media.

Rob Edwards Education

Edwards has not shared his personal information and his academic and educational background is not known to the media.

Rob Edwards Spouse

Edwards has kept his personal life a secret and it is not clear if he is still single or married at the present. He has also not been linked to any relationships by the media.

Rob Edwards Children

Edwards has not shared his marital status with the media and it is not known if he is married and if he has any children of his own to date.

Rob Edwards Height

Edwards has a well-built, athletic, and physically fit body with a height of 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) and a weight of 74 kg (163 lbs).


Following his release from Blackpool, he was signed for Barnsley on a free transfer, becoming Keith Hill’s 7th signing of the summer. He then made his debut for the club in a 0-0 draw over Nottingham Forest on February 21, 2012. Unused by the club, he was loaned to League Two club Fleetwood Town in 2012. The following January 31, Edwards went back to his home county and joined League One team Shrewsbury Town on loan for a month. Days following the deal was expanded for the remaining season, Edwards was ruled out with a thigh muscle injury in training.

International career

He represented England at the youth level, but not in a UEFA-recognised game, so qualified for Wales as his parents are both Welsh. Edwards then made his debut for Wales prior to leaving Aston Villa, on March 29, 2003, in a 4-0 European Championship qualifying win against Azerbaijan.

Coaching career

Rob revealed that he had retired from professional football at the age of 30 on October 11, 2013. He then became the Under-18s coach at Wolves and his first season in charge (2014-15) was considered very successful by the local newspaper Express & Star. Edwards was then promoted to assist Head Coach Kenny Jackett for the last 2 months of the season, and then to the role of full-time First Team Coach during the summer of 2015. He was appointed interim head coach at Wolves after the firing of Walter Zenga on October 25, 2016. Edwards took charge of 2 games, a 1-1- draw at Blackburn Rovers, followed by a 2-3 loss to Derby, prior to Paul Lambert taking charge. He stayed at a club in the role of the first-team coach until the end of the season when he left together with Lambert.

Rob was then named the new manager of his hometown club AFC Telford United on June 28, 2017. The Bucks completed in 14th place in the National League North, 10 points outside the play-offs. He left the club by mutual consent at the conclusion of the season. Edwards was then hired as the head coach of Wolverhampton Wanderers U23 on July 20, 1018. In his first season in charge, he guided them to promotion to Premier League Division 1, the highest level of youth football, for the first time in their history. He then left the club to take up a ‘prestigious role’ with The Football Association serving as a coach with the England U20s in October 2019. Edwards was then appointed as head coach for the England Under-16 team on September 24, 2020.

Forest Green Rovers

Rob was appointed Head Coach of League Two side Forest Green Rovers on May 27, 2021. He joined the role on June 4 in order to be able to complete the season with his England sides. Following picking up 4 wins from his first 5 matches, he was awarded the EFL League Two Manager of the Month award for August 2021, with his star striker Matty Stevens winning the Player of the Month award. Edwards then won the award for the 2nd time for November after 3 wins from 3.

He won the manager of the month award for a 3rd time in January 2022 following picking up 14 points from 6 matches. They included a 4-0 victory at second-placed Tranmere Rovers, moving 10 points clear at the top of the league. Forest Green then drew 0-0 away at Bristol Rovers to secure promotion to League One on April 23, for the first time in the club’s history. The next day, he was named the 2021-22 EFL League Two Manager of the Season at the league’s annual awards ceremony. Edwards then left the club after negotiations with Watford on May 11.


Rob was revealed as the new head coach of Watford, on May 11, 2022, taking over from Roy Hodgson at the end of the 2021-22 season. Edwards’ first game was a 1-0 home victory against Sheffield United with a goal by Joao Pedro on August 1. He was then fired as head coach following winning 3 out of 10 league games and with Watford in 10th place on September 2022.

Luton Town

Rob was appointed manager of Championship club Luton Town, rivals of his previous club Watford on November 17, 2022.

Rob Edwards Net Worth

Professional football manager and former player, Edwards is currently the manager of Championship club Luton Town. He has been able to gather an estimated net worth of around $1 million to $5 million as of 2022.