By Alex Stevens
Super agent Jorge Mendes is set to have an input at Nottingham Forest following the appointment of Pedro Pereira, according to a Twitter report.
Forest confirmed on Thursday night that Pereira would take on a director of football role at the City Ground.
The experienced football administrator, who also worked as a CEO at Portuguese team Sporting Braga for 13 years, held the position of sporting director at Serie A side Fiorentina last season.
Pereira has worked closely in the past with his countryman Mendes, which has prompted speculation that the well-connected agent could take some of his players to Forest this summer.
Guardian correspondent Daniel Taylor claimed on his Twitter account on Thursday evening that Mendes is likely to have an “input at [Forest] from now on”.
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) June 16, 2016
Mendes is renowned as one of the leading agents in football, with his client base including the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho, David de Gea, Angel di Maria, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao.
Pereira joins manager-less Forest after they finished 16th in the Championship in 2015-16.
“Forest has huge potential and I believe and hope I can contribute significantly in bringing the club back to the Premier League,” Pereira told the club’s website.
“It is a big honour and, at the same time, a great challenge to work with such a historical and important club as Nottingham Forest.”