Aitor Karanka has accepted the offer to become the new manager of Nottingham Forest, according to a BBC journalist.
Richard Conway, a Sports correspondent for the BBC announced the news on his official Twitter account on Monday evening.
Breaking: understand Aitor Karanka has accepted offer to become new boss of Nottingham Forest. #nffc
— Richard Conway, BBC (@richard_conway) January 8, 2018
This comes after Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett claimed on his personal Twitter account that Karanka, 44, had been offered the job to succeed Mark Warburton at the City Ground.
Dorsett reported that Karanka was in Spain but that he should be in charge for Saturday’s game against Aston Villa.
Understand #nffc have offered former #boro boss Aitor Karanka the manager’s job at the City Ground. Karanka is currently in Spain, where a family member is sick, but he is due to fly back to England in the next 48 hours, to finalise terms. Could be in charge for Saturday v #avfc
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) January 8, 2018
Football Insider verdict:
The majority of Nottingham Forest fans will be delighted at the news that Karanka has accepted the job at the City Ground. They’ll be glad to see the back of Warburton and will be looking to play football against and mount a charge up the Championship table. News is coming in that Karanka wil be in charge for the Aston Villa game at the weekend and that will be their first chance to see their new man in action. We think he’ll do a terrific job and it’s a coup for Evangelos Marinakis.
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