Nottingham Forest’s search for a new manager has gone into a second day after first choice replacement Neil Warnock turned down the role.
The humiliating 5-0 defeat to local rivals Derby this past weekend left Nottingham Forest a place and two points outside the Championship play-offs. It comes in the midst of an eight-game winless run following the victory over Huddersfield Town.
This run of poor form forced the Club’s hand, bringing Billy Davies second reign as manager to an end with nine games left in the season. It looked like an immediate replacement was on the way, with Cornwall resident Warnock being pictured in a Nottinghamshire corner shop just hours after Davies sacking was confirmed.
But after protracted talks, the former QPR and Leeds manager decided not to accept the role citing family reasons, plunging Forest into a state of confusion.
Fans are starting to grow restless as they see their chances of promotion to the Premier League this season slipping away. Season Ticket Holders believe that Davies was sacked unfairly.
Nobody at the club was available for comment at the time of writing but an official statement was released on their official website on behalf of the owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi which said;
I am aware many people expect me to announce a new manager imminently, however I must stress the need for patience as I make the important decision of who takes the reins at this crucial stage of the season.
With a crucial match against being played against Charlton tonight at the City Ground, it’s looking like Forest are in the last chance saloon to get into the play off and are desperately seeking inspiration from a new manager to help achieve that ambition.