Telegraph reporter John Percy has confirmed Nottingham Forest are in talks with Mark Warburton about becoming the club’s next permanent manager.
Warburton left Scottish Premier League side Rangers last month in controversial fashion, after just 18-months in-charge at Ibrox, but has experience in the Sky Bet Championship, having previously managed Brentford.
Forest are looking for their next permanent manager, following Philippe Montanier’s dismissal in January.
#nffc are in talks with former Rangers manager Mark Warburton. Hopeful of agreeing a deal in the next few days.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) March 13, 2017
Gary Brazil has been tasked with the job of guiding Forest to safety in the Championship, but with the club currently 19th in the table and just two-points above the relegation zone, talks with Warburton have been brought forward.
Brazil’s side suffered a damaging defeat to Burton Albion on Saturday, as they slipped further into relegation trouble, with just nine fixtures of the Championship season remaining.
Forest are without a victory in their last two league games, and face Derby County on Saturday, where Warburton’s appointment could hand them a timely boost.
Following the news breaking, here is how Forest fans reacted on Twitter…
Hopefully we'll get Warburton in time for Derby, especially if they get Rowett #NFFC
— DanDanGeologyMan (@JamieBeardsley) March 13, 2017
Warburton gave Brentford an identity and got them playing some brilliant football that suits us down to the ground. #NFFC
— Harry Webster (@harryjwebster) March 13, 2017
Please help us out Mark Warburton. We are brown bread otherwise. #nffc
— Hannah Forest ????⚪️⚽️ (@hannahforest) March 13, 2017
Was always obvious if form dipped a manager would be appointed. Happy with Warburton if we get him #nffc
— Paul (@PaulNichols90) March 13, 2017
I am not getting excited just yet I have been let down too many times but I have wanted Warburton here for years. #nffc
— FTID (@4evaNFFC) March 13, 2017