By Amir Mir

Nottingham Forest will target Gary Rowett as their new manager once their takeover is complete – and fans on Twitter have welcomed the news.

HITC have claimed that American businessman John Jay Moores and Charles Noell are close to completing a takeover of the club and have targeted the former Birmingham City man as their new boss.

Frenchman Philippe Montanier is currently in charge at the City ground, but the 52-year-old has seen his side fall to five defeats in their last six Championship games.

As a result, they are two points above the relegation zone having kept only one clean sheet in 25 league games this season.

Supporters on Twitter clearly wanted Montanier fired as their manager because they feel that he is guiding them to relegation to League One.

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Furthermore, fans were hoping current owner Fawaz al Hasawi sells the club as quick as possible and the new people appoint Rowett as manager.

The City ground supporters debated the managerial credentials of Rowett, who has managed Burton Albion and Birmingham City in the past.

Others mentioned former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson as a possible replacement after he left Derby County earlier on in the campaign.

All in all, supporters wanted a change at the club whether it be Rowett or Pearson as their new boss.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/LibTard87/status/816253374018580481

https://twitter.com/29Eley/status/816007107384410116

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