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Nottingham Forest increasingly confident of beating Ipswich and Aston Villa to former Sunderland boss



Nottingham Forest are increasingly confident of securing Gus Poyet as their new manager, report

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The Reds have been on the lookout for a new full-time boss ever since the sacking of Dougie Freedman following a poor run of results last month.

Paul Williams was instilled on a temporary basis and has secured their safety for another season at least, meaning attentions can be turned to landing a new man.

An emotional return for former City Ground legend Martin O’Neill has been mooted, as well as a shock move for Leeds United manager Steve Evans.

However, the report claims the club are confident in prizing Poyet back to England after he finishes with season with Greek giants AEK Athens.

Following his announcement he will leave the Greek capital at the end of the campaign, the Uruguayan has been linked with a shock move to Ipswich.

Crisis club Aston Villa are also thought to have held an interest in the 47-year old former Sunderland coach.

Having experience at Championship level while in charge of Brighton, the former Chelsea and Tottenham midfielder is an attractive option considering he will be out of contract.

Aiming to finish the season strongly, the Reds will host Wolves this weekend in the final home game of the season before travelling to the relegated MK Dons on the final day.

Forest fans, happy with Poyet? Or should O’Neill have been the Number 1 target?