Nottingham Forest fans react on Twitter to Pearce's departure, Freedman's arrival

Stuart Pearce

Nottingham Forest fans were disappointed as Stuart Pearce was sacked as manager, with Dougie Freedman arriving as his replacement.

With five defeats in the last six games, Nottingham Forest manager Stuart Pearce has unsurprisingly been sacked.

After a phenomenal start to the campaign, Pearce's men have drifted, and with just one win in the last ten games, rumours have been swirling for weeks suggesting that owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi would send Pearce packing.

That is now a reality, with the former Forest left back departing the City Ground again, having spent 12 years at the club as a player, becoming a Forest legend under Brian Clough.

With a 31.25% win percentage, Pearce's departure isn't a total surprise, but you would have expected a club hero to have been treated with more respect than Pearce has.

No sooner had the ink dried on Pearce's P45, Forest had appointed Dougie Freedman as their new manager - another ex-Forest player!

Freedman, 40, scored 23 goals in 83 games for Forest as a player, and arrives at the City Ground having been sacked as Bolton Wanderers boss back in October.

Fans have been reacting on Twitter ever since the announcement, with respect for Pearce - even if he wasn't a success as Forest manager - and a deflating feeling upon Freedman's return to the club, given that he won just 33.66% of his games as Bolton boss.

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