Two new Nottingham Forest arrivals expected in days - BBC journalist
By Amir Mir
Nottingham Forest are expected to make two new appointments at the top of the club, according to a reliable journalist.
Forest sacked manager Philippe Montanier on Saturday after seven months in charge with the Frenchman leaving the club three points and two places above the Championship drop zone.
BBC Midlands reporter Pat Murphy claimed on his personal Twitter account on Monday that the revamp of the club will continue as Forest are to appoint a finance director “in a few days” and chief executive “within a week”.
Our Better Late Than Never Correspondent reports that @NFFC expect to appoint a finance director in a few days & a chief exec within a week.
— Pat Murphy (@patmurphybbc) January 16, 2017
This follows the proposed sale of the former European champions from current owner Fawaz Al Hasawi to an American consortium led by John Jay Moores collapsing on Friday.
Montanier’s last game in charge was a 0-0 draw away at Gianfranco Zola’s Birmingham City, only the second time this season the Midlands giants had secured a clean sheet.
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As a result, Forest are sitting in 2oth place in the Championship table on 27 points from 26 games.
They have not won a league match since their 2-1 win against current leaders Newcastle at the City ground in early December.
Football Insider verdict:
It is a sad state of affairs to see such a great club with rich history struggling in the bottom half of the Championship table. These appointments will make no difference to what the supporters want, which is owner Fawaz Al Hasawi out of the door. At this moment in time, Forest are heading for League One, but there is still time to add stability to the club. The owner needs to bite the bullet and sell the club as soon as possible, so a manager and structure can be put in place to rescue the club. If that does not happen then Forest will continue to drop which will make it very difficult for them to return back to the top.
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