By Amir Mir

Stan Collymore has backed “solid” Nigel Clough to “thrive” as Nottingham Forest manager – but only under the right structure.

Sky Sports claimed on Thursday that Forest have asked Burton Albion if they can speak to Clough as they look for a replacement for the recently sacked Philippe Montanier.

Clough’s father, Brian, is an iconic figure at the club, having led them to their greatest ever triumph, back-to-back European trophies.

Now, his son is touted for a move to the City ground to help the struggling Championship club survive relegation.

Former Liverpool striker Collymore has been very vocal about the current on-goings at the Midlands club.

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After the reported interest in Clough, this is what Collymore had to say about the current Burton manager as posted on his personal Twitter account.

“Solid, dependable, works a budget well,” said Collymore. “Deserves a correct structure to thrive.”

https://twitter.com/BurtonJoyceRed/status/824686962577698816

Forest are currently owned by the much-criticised owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi, who prior to the sacking of Montanier, was looking to sell the club.

However, a failed takeover from an American consortium led by John Jay Moores collapsed earlier this month.

Clough, who is the current manager of Burton, helped the Championship minnows earn promotion to the second tier for the first time last season.

During this campaign, his side are currently sitting in the relegation zone on 25 points from their 27 games, five points behind 19th placed Forest.

It remains to be seen how Forest supporters would welcome Clough to the club if he were to be appointed considering their former player managed their rivals Derby.

In other Nottingham Forest news, supporters on Twitter give their verdict on the reported Nigel Clough approach.

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