Nottingham Forest eye Football League boss to take over vacant position - report
By Harvey Byrne
Midlands giants Nottingham Forest are eyeing Luton manager Nathan Jones to take over their vacant role, according to a report.
News outlet HITC has claimed that the Championship club are considering the Football League boss after Philippe Montanier lost his role in charge of the team.
The 52-year-old Frenchman was relieved from his duties earlier in the month after being appointed in the summer.
He lead his side in 30 fixtures, but he managed to bring just nine victories, while suffering 15 losses and six draws.
It is reported by HITC that they club are now looking for a forward-thinking young coach and at 43, Jones would seemingly fit the bill.
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Luton is the Welshman’s first job as a manager, having earned experience at Yeovil, Charlton and Brighton in various different roles.
He joined the club in January 2016, helping the side to an 11th placed finish in his first half season in charge.
Jones has currently got the Hatters battling as high as fifth and they are on their way to a play-off finish.
However, Forest may prove too alluring for the manager given the club’s strong history.
The Midlands club are currently struggling in 20th place in the Championship, but many see the European Cup winners as a massive club and would jump at the chance to manage the side.
Football Insider verdict:
Forest’s last four proper managers have been Montanier, Dougie Freedman, Stuart Pearce and Billy Davies. All four of them have proven to be failures at the club and all of them have seemingly walked into jobs, rather than proving themselves at other clubs. Jones left Brighton last January in an attempt to show that he can do it as the main man. He has so far proven himself and it is clear why Forest have targeted him. However, under Fawaz Al-Hasawi the club is currently broken and talented managers have made the step up to the wrong clubs in the past, tainting their reputations. Therefore, it may be wiser for Jones to stay at Luton before jumping ship to Forest’s current situation.
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