By Harvey Byrne

Nottingham Forest’s American takeover bidders want Brad Friedel to be their director of football, according to a report.

The Sun have claimed that the American consortium fronted by John Jay Moores want to bring the former Premier League stalwart to the club in a senior position.

It is stated that Moores and his team are close to buying the famous English side from controversial owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi and have looked to put a management team together, which includes their fellow American.

It is reported that Friedel, who had spells with Blackburn, Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham respectively knows the English game well and could be tempted by a football director role.

The now 45-year-old has even been to Forest recently to check the Midlands side’s facilities.

Friedel has been the head coach of the United States’ Under-19’s side since January 2016, but he could now be looking to return to England after 18 years spent during his playing career.

Meanwhile, Forest fans will be hoping the takeover of the club goes through with Al-Hasawi’s constant manager upheaval bringing a lot of criticism with support.

The Kuwaiti businessman even responded to his critics on social media earlier in the month, asking fans to find someone who will pay the club’s wages in a string of angry Twitter posts.

In other Nottingham Forest news, fans reacted on Twitter to striker Nicklas Bendtner’s injury.