Rose is an established Premier League name, appearing in the top flight 194 times, and he is looking forward to adding to that tally with the Hornets. A conversation with Watford owner Gino Pozzo helped bring the 30-year-old to Vicarage Road.
"He said that he wants to be the one that puts me back on the map," said Rose.
"He said Watford have been big admirers of mine and the fact that he was willing to give me an opportunity considering [I've had] a year of not playing any senior competitive football, I’m grateful and I fully intend to repay him for as long as I’m here.
"I’m keen and I’m over the moon that I’m here. I was possibly looking to go abroad but I’ve been given an opportunity to play in the best league again and I intend to take it with both hands."