Nottingham Forest parted ways with manager Aitor Karanka yesterday by mutual consent and the hunt is now on for the Reds as they seek to appoint a new man in charge.
However, according to a report in the Daily Mail, it appears things might have worked out differently had Reds chairman Evangelos Marinakis got his way in discussions with the Spaniard.
It is reported that Marinakis actually wanted Karanka to stay put following their discussions, and although a deal was eventually worked out to ensure the former Read Madrid assistant was moved on, it brings new light to a story where many blamed the ownership of the club for the breakdown.
Forest sit in seventh position in the Championship at the moment and will have been hoping for a steady season under Karanka after many years of chopping and changing in the managerial hot-seat at the City Ground.
Things will move on though for the Reds as they seek a replacement for Karanka before the end of the January window, and any new manager will be keen to be given the chance to add some new faces before the end of the window.
This just goes to show that all is not what it seems at times when you read things in the media.
It’s clear their was a relationship breakdown and Karanka saw his position untenable, but it’s refreshing to see an owner actually wanting a manager to stay on.
The Forest job is a good job, and whoever comes in will have an exciting opportunity ahead of them.