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Paper has a joke at Davies' expense and Forest boss latest

The Nottingham Evening Post has found time to have a laugh about Davies' sacking, while the search for a new manager goes on.

I'm sure nobody needs reminding that Billy Davies was this week sacked by his bosses at Nottingham Forest, after a poor run of results culminating in a 5-0 loss against their local and promotion rivals. 

This newspaper has managed to find the funny side, and I can't imagine many Forest fans have a problem with the ridiculing of 'King Billy' after his failure to apologise for the loss, or even applaud the fans post game. 

In fairness to Davies, he was receiving heavy choruses of boos and whistles from Derby supporters whenever he ventured into the technical area at the iPro, and this may have played in his mind when considering crossing the pitch to the corner where Forest fans were. 

The Nottingham Evening Post had previously been denied access to players and the manager by Billy Davies, leaving them to rely on short post-match press conferences for their weekly stories. They'll be relieved that when the new manager comes in, the media blackout is sure to be lifted. 

Gianfranco Zola, Glen Hoddle, Stuart Pearce and Malky Mackay are among the names being linked with the vacancy after Neil Warnock stated he didn't want the job. 

Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi has responded to Warnock's fears that their would be interference from him by saying: "I am just the chairman and owner, full stop. I gave him [Davies] everything that I could."

"If you say an opinion, does that mean I am interfering? It's not, it's only my opinion. If I say 'why we don't play this player or that player?', it's just opinion. In the end, it's his call."

Stuart Pearce was the most popular option in a fans poll on the Nottingham Post yesterday, followed closely by Malky Mackay. Gianfranco Zola ranked lower however, behind Nigel Clough whose name has also been thrown in the mix. 

One thing is certain – after another loss to Charlton yesterday, a decision needs to be made quickly and it needs to be the right one if Forest are to finish in the play-off's and regain some stability. 

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