Freedman: ‘I’m not a miracle worker’

ForestNew Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman says he’s ‘not a miracle worker’ and may take the whole of his 18 month contract to turn the club around.

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The Scotsman replaced Stuart Pearce as boss of the Championship side on Sunday after the former defender was sacked due to a poor run of results culminating with a 1-0 home loss to Millwall.

Freedman, who also played for Forest when they were in the Premier League in the late nineties, took over the job after a two year spell as boss of fellow Championship side, Bolton Wanderers.

In his first press conference, the former Reds striker said he was absolutely delighted to be taking on the role and has one massive job to do for the remainder of the year:

‘We’re going to work with the players. I’m going to keep a low profile and make sure they understand what it means to play for Nottingham Forest. That is my objective from now until the end of the season.’

But immediately, Forest ‘have got to win games of football. We’ve got to get confidence back into the squad, and make sure everyone is heading in the right direction.’

It was also confirmed that Stuart Pearce would not remain with the football club, after turning down a supporting role within Nottingham Forest.

About Jarleth Eaton

Freelance Sports Journalist and Producer, working for BBC Radio Nottingham. I graduated Nottingham Trent University this summer and was the Head of Sport for the student radio station, Fly FM, organising and delivering coverage of the biggest Varsity Series in the UK.
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