The Championship season is now over two months old and the league table is starting to settle to give fans a good idea of how their club is progressing over the course of the season so far, and for Nottingham Forest fans there is a big division in opinion.
New manager Philippe Montanier has had a mixed start to life at the City Ground with the club currently lying in 15th place with 15 points, from their opening 12 matches but having only won one game in their last seven league games.
Rumours had circulated before Friday night’s 3-1 win over high-flying Birmingham that Montanier’s position had come under scrutiny but the pressure appears to have eased off slightly after the victory.
However, with a number of clubs including Aston Villa and Cardiff City choosing to already act and relieve their manager of their duties for under-performing, there is still speculation that Forest’s impatient owners might take similar action if results do not pick up over the next few matches.
Football League World writer Steve Day looks at THREE perfect replacements for Montanier should the French gaffer be removed from the position by Forest chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi…..