Many Nottingham Forest fans face a nervous wait over Aitor Karanka’s future at the club after he was linked with the managerial vacancy at Sporting Lisbon.
The interest in Karanka will come as a surprise to many, as Sporting Lisbon are a prestigious club who are competing at both a high level in Portugal and in Europe.
Sporting sacked their previous manager Jose Peseiro after they fell to a shock defeat in the League Cup to second division side Estoril.
But Forest will be hoping that Karanka opts to stay with the Championship club, as they fight for promotion to the Premier League.
With it just be rumours at this stage, Karanka will take charge of his Reds side when they host table-topping Sheffield United at the weekend, in what will prove to be Forest’s biggest test of the season so far.
But why should Forest be doing every they can to stop Karanka moving to the Portuguese giants?
Find out here….