Nottingham Forest and Birmingham City are battling it out to secure the signing of former Everton player Lee Carsley as a coach, according to the Daily Mail.
Carsley left his role as a manager of the Manchester City’s under 18’s at the end of last season and the two Championship clubs, managed by Mark Warburton and Harry Redknapp respectively, are keen to add him to their coaching set up.
The 43-year-old, from Birmingham, made over 40 appearances for the Blues. Manager Harry Redknapp is yet to appoint a new assistant manager, the Daily Mail understands that Carsley may be offered that role, if Redknapp cannot persuade Kevin Bond to join him at St Andrew’s.
Forest boss Mark Warburton already has David Weir as his assistant manager but could still make a move for Carsley, who would undoubtedly be a welcome addition to an already strong backroom team at The City Ground.
Carsley has extensive experience in football and he could be a fantastic addition for either Birmingham City or Nottingham Forest, having previously managed Brentford in the Championship for a short while.
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