Forest appoint O’Driscoll

AFTER declaring their intention to appoint an “iconic” manager, Nottingham Forest have employed Sean O’Driscoll as the Championship club’s new manager.
Names like Sven Goran Eriksson, Harry Redknapp and Mick McCarthy had been favourites for the post, vacant after Steve Cotterill was sacked by the East Midlands side’s new Kuwaiti owners.
The club’s majority shareholder Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “We interviewed many well-known and high profile figures but we truly believe Sean O’Driscoll is the best man for the job.
“Sean’s passion for Nottingham Forest, knowledge of the game and the Championship in particular, plus his work ethic, shone through in our conversations.
“He is hugely respected, not only by members of our current squad and staff at the Club for his work in helping transform our fortunes last season, but also within the wider football community.”
O’Driscoll said: “It was an easy decision to make to return to Nottingham Forest.
“I enjoyed my time working with the players last season, and even in sometimes difficult circumstances the fans gave the kind of support you don’t often see in football today.
“The Al Hawasi family’s ownership opens exciting prospects for this Club and I look forward to rebuilding the squad and playing the kind of attractive football The City Ground deserves to see.”

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