Sir Elton John would like to be involved again with Watford FC

Sir Elton John played two homecoming games at Watford Football Club and told fans that he wanted "to get his hands dirty again" with their club.

Sir Elton John would like to be involved again with Watford FC

Sir Elton John played two homecoming games at Watford Football Club and told fans that he wanted "to get his hands dirty again" with their club.

The 75-year old singer talked to his fans about his hopes at the Championship club Vicarage Road stadium, where he was finishing the European leg on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

In 1976, he was elected chairman of the club and is currently honorary president.

He stated that he had spoken with the current chairman to discuss getting more involved.

The star, who was born in Pinner, performed shows at the Hertfordshire football ground on 3 and 4.

On Monday night, he spoke to his fans about being a local boy.

He said, "It really hit me last night how much this place means to me."

Scott Duxbury [chairman] said today that he was going to be a more active member of the club next year, when I am done. I won't have any gigs, so I told him."

Sir Elton also spoke highly of the ground, saying that it was in an "awful state" when he first joined it. However, he now sees it as amazing.

"I can't believe I was a boy when I looked at my name up there. I will one day see my name on this stand."

Global star Graham Taylor, who was also a former manager of the club, was also praised by the global star. He is "my dear friend whom I miss so much".

After Graham Taylor was appointed as Watford FC manager in 1977, the Candle In The Wind singer led a period of great success.

Taylor's management skills and the finance of the pop star helped Taylor take the club from the Fourth Division up to the top flight during the years to 1987.

MurWalls mural designers painted a 30ft (9.1m), image of Sir Elton John last week on Watford Library's side. This was just weeks after MurWalls had created one of the singer at Watford Stadium.

Sir Elton claimed that the Farewell Yellow Brick Road world-tour would be his last in 2018, but it was halted due to the pandemic.

The tour will continue in the USA and Canada after Watford.

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