Report: Senior Nottingham Forest man to leave this week after £50m deal secured
By Amir Mir
Philippe Montanier is set to be sacked by Nottingham Forest this week as the new takeover looms, according to a report.
The Daily Star claim that the senior Forest man will lose his job as the club’s American takeover is set to be completed by tycoon John Jay Moores.
It is said that Moores has all but completed his £50million takeover of the Midlands giants which will signal the end of Montanier’s disastrous reign.
The 52-year-old, who took charge of the Championship side in the summer, has seen his team keep just one clean sheet this season.
As a result, they are two points above the relegation zone having also been knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend by Wigan.
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It is said that the new ownership will bring in their own man as the current owner Fawaz Al Hasaw will have a 20 per cent stake in the club but he will have no say on the day-to-day runnings.
In the meantime, Forest will take on Gianfranco Zola’s Birmingham City on Saturday afternoon, knowing a defeat could see them drop into the bottom three.
Football Insider verdict:
It is no surprise that Philippe Montanier’s reign at Nottingham Forest could be coming to an end. He joined the club in turmoil and as the season has progressed he became part of the problem. The whole club needs a shakedown from top to bottom, the new ownership is definitely required. It remains to be seen whether the ownership will freshen things up at the Midlands club but one thing is for sure the supporters need to know that the future is bright. At this moment in time, their sole focus should be on survival, Garry Rowett would be the ideal man to make that happen.
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