By Amir Mir
Nigel Clough has stated “you can never predict” what will happen in response to him being touted for the vacant managerial post at Nottingham Forest.
The former Derby manager spent large amounts of his playing career at the City ground while his late father Brian is considered an icon at the club.
Brian Clough led the Midlands giants to back-to-back European trophies over 30 years ago after lifting the English League title
Now, his son, who is the current manager at Burton Albion, has been talked about replacing the recently sacked Frenchman Philippe Montanier at the club.
This was Nigel Clough’s response when asked about the vacant post.
“I don’t think you can ever predict what’s going to happen in football,” Clough told BBC Radio Derby. “All these sort of allegiances you have and everything, yeah they’re strong, but in football people go to rivals all the time.
“It’s very difficult when you spent 18 years – I’m just over 50 years old – so a third of my life involved with a certain club [Nottingham Forest].
“I’ve spent 11 with this one as well, but of course it’s an easy link and a logical one from lots of points of view.”
Prior to the sacking of Montanier, owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi had ambitions of selling the club before a takeover from an American consortium collapsed.
Now, Gary Brazil is the current caretaker boss at Forest and he was in charge as his side were beaten 2-0 at promotion hopefuls Leeds on Wednesday night.
Forest have been struggling for the majority of this campaign as they are fighting a relegation battle.
They are sitting in 19th place on 30 points from 28 games, five points above the drop zone with Nigel Clough’s Burton occupying the final relegation spot.
Clough’s side suffered a 4-3 defeat when they faced Forest at the City ground in August, they will next meet at the Pirelli Stadium on March 11.
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