Former Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock has said that the club should appoint former captain Chris Cohen as their new manager.
The 31-year old has no managerial experience, but is definitely a fans’ favourite at the City Ground – the midfielder made over 300 appearances for the Reds between 2007 and 2018, before retiring due to reoccurring injury problems in the latter stages of his playing career.
The Reds are looking to appoint their sixth permanent manager in five years after the recent shock departure of Aitor Karanka, with former Forest striker Blackstock claiming that the club should appoint Cohen as their new boss, due to his love for the club.
— Dexter Blackstock (@dexblackstock23) January 11, 2019
Forest fans were shell-shocked by the news that the Spaniard had left his post at the City Ground on Friday morning – the 45 year old had come under major scrutiny by the Forest hierarchy after slipping out of the play-off places, but a 4-2 home victory over Leeds United had seemingly relieved the pressure placed upon the former Middlesbrough man.
Forest currently sit 7th in the Sky Bet Championship table, four points off the play-off positions ahead of a trip to Reading on Saturday afternoon, with an invaluable three points up for grabs.
I’m really not sure Cohen is what Forest need, so I’d have to disagree with Blackstock.
Cohen would obviously be a fans’ favourite and would give them a short-term lift, but he just isn’t ready for such a job just yet.
They need a manager who has experience of gaining promotion from the Championship – Jokanovic is that man.