Nottingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Mark Warburton as the club’s new manager on a two-and-a-half year contract, reports the club’s official website.
Warburton replaces Gary Brazil has first-team manager ahead of Saturday’s clash with Derby County- the latter had been temporarily in-charge following Philippe Montanier’s dismissal in January.
Formerly manager of Brentford, Warburton recently left Scottish Premier League side Rangers last month in bizarre circumstances.
The 54-year old is tasked with guiding Forest to safety, as relegation fears grow at the City Ground.
— Nottingham Forest FC (@NFFC) March 14, 2017
Forest are currently 19th in the Sky Bet Championship, and have slipped to just two-points above the relegation zone, following back-to-back defeats against Brentford and Burton Albion, and face a battle for survival with just nine fixtures of the season remaining.
Saturday’s clash with Derby will see Warburton face another new Championship manager, Gary Rowett, who this morning was appointed as the Rams’ manager.
Following Warburton’s appointment, here is how Forest fans are reacting on Twitter…
Warburton guaranteed the full support of Reds fans if he starts with a win on Saturday, massive game. #NFFC
— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes1) March 14, 2017
If we go down, please keep Warburton, because he is the man to bring us back up…#nffc
— Hannah Forest ????⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) March 14, 2017
Buzzing with the Mark Warburton appointment, hopefully he can get us playing and picking up points go stay up, come on you reds #nffc
— jake kervick (@jakekervick) March 14, 2017
Bit of a coup for #nffc given the circumstances, quite surprised Warburton wanted to come to us tbh with the way the club is ran
— Reiss Lane (@ReissNFFC) March 14, 2017
Give Warburton time, resources and structure, he will do a fantastic job. Hopefully we stay up and have a great summer of preparation #nffc
— Lee (@SCO1NEY) March 14, 2017
IF Warburton keeps us up this season I genuinely believe we will be pushing for top 6 next. Thrilled we have him. #NFFC
— FTID (@4evaNFFC) March 14, 2017
Really hope Warburton gets the best out of Assombalonga & McCormack. Because they've been terrible! #NFFC
— Totty (@connor_newton) March 14, 2017
Warburton definitely has a footballing ethos, just don't expect to see it until next season. Mission 1, keep us up #nffc
— shane (@fonforest) March 14, 2017
Time for #nffc to rise with Warburton then. Worked wonders with Brentford, but might find this a more difficult challenge!
— Joshua Hockley-Still (@MyDesireIs_) March 14, 2017