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Nottingham Forest CEO, Head Of Transfer, Manager Facing Sack

Nottingham Forest CEO, Head Of Transfer, Manager Facing Sack

Newly promoted Nottingham Forest’s recruitment chiefs are facing the sack with manager Steve Cooper’s job also in doubt after splashing £139.3million on 23 players, the Sun reports.

Forest have got off to a poor start in the Premier League, winning just one game in eight.


And Cooper is struggling to get the best out of his new players having spent £150m in the summer transfer window.

And The Telegraph claims that CEO Dane Murphy and recruitment chiefs George Syrianos and Andy Scott are facing uncertain futures with owner Evangelos Marinakis set to take drastic action.

Cooper is also fighting for his job following Forest’s 4-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City on Monday night.

The loss saw the Foxes leapfrog Forest in the table, and the latter now sit rock bottom on just four points.

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Murphy only joined the club last year from Barnsley, but the report states former Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley, who currently holds an advisory role at the City Ground, could replace him.

Head of recruitment, Syrianos, joined Forest from Stuttgart before the start of last season.

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And scouting head, Scott, was appointed in January this year after spells at Watford, Brentford and Swansea.

Following Monday’s loss, Cooper refused to slam his players as they’re trying to gel as a new group while playing “in the hardest league in the world”.

He said: “The run of results is not good, I am not going to shy away from that.

“Tactically we were not what we planned to be.

“I didn’t like us in the duels. There are phases in games where we let the result run away from us.

“I refuse to be really critical of the players as a group. Don’t want to sound soft and fluffy.

“That is the last thing I am. It is tough for them. It is a unique situation.

“Relationships and connections are built over time.

“We are trying to do that on the job in the hardest league in the world.”

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  • Presh 2 months ago

    Emmanuel Dennis and co , they have caused the sack of that gentleman fellar. They not delivering.

  • MONKEY POST 2 months ago

    They can as well SACK AWONIYI and DENNIS too..


    Imagine over 3 CLEAR CUT CHANCES yesterday and AWONIYI couldn’t do SH*T

    They should have ask SAMMY AMEOBI to BORROW them the SOAP HE used in HIS ONE YEAR at NOTTINGHAM FOREST before taking up a DEAL

  • Oakfield 2 months ago

    It is so shameful that awoniyi has turned out to be a very big disappointment. How can a striker be scoring fluke goals and be missing golden chances like a man high on vodka? He now has a hand in the potential sack of his coach and others as a result of his incompetence. This is the same experience we are having with him and the other dude (dennis) in our national team. 2 impotent strikers that occupy important spaces. Persero should do the needful now that there is still time and start looking for better alternatives . Nonsense.

  • Ayoola 2 months ago

    I believe the head of transfer and coach were visionless and naïve of football.

  • You guys should not bother about those average players, it is obvious some players are more hungry for glory. Terem moffi, Maja, olayinka will soon displace those ppl completely. When awoniyi was not included in the last afcon qualification, ppl question pesiro decision.

    At some point we need to know that sometimes our national coach could be right in dropping players most especially those will feel should have been part of se.

    I don’t see reason why Denis should even be invited to eagles at for now.

    Kanu, yakubu, utaka, etc in their prime are far better than many of these over hype players that will have currently.