Former Nottingham Forest player Nigel Jemson has claimed to This is Futbol that Chris Wilder would be open to managing the Sky Bet Championship club.
Forest are currently on the hunt for a new man to take over the hotseat after dispending of Chris Hughton last week, with the Reds having failed to have picked up a league victory prior to their win over Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
Ex-Sheffield United boss Wilder is one of a few names that have been mentioned as potential candidates in recent days, however it now appears that former Swansea City man Steve Cooper is now firmly in the frame to takeover at the City Ground.
Now Jemson has offered his thoughts on the speculation involving Wilder as he stated the following recently:
“Chris Wilder, I know him well, I think he’d be attracted to the football club.”
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Aside from managing the Blades to two promotions during his time at Bramall Lane, Wilder also experienced a good level of success whilst at both Oxford United and Northampton Town.
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The 53-year-old has been out of work since leaving Sheffield United back in March of this year and has recently admitted that he feels ready to take on a new job.
There is no doubting Wilder’s managerial credentials but sadly for him, Forest are looking to go in a very different direction under Dane Murphy.
They want a coach who will help to further develop their young players and it is fair to say that the former Sheffield United boss doesn’t really fall into that category.
Wilder loves to have full control over matters such as transfers and that is something that he quite simply wouldn’t have been afforded at the City Ground.
Another job will certainly come up for him in time but it’s fair to assume for the time being that we won’t be seeing him on Trentside anytime soon.