Nottingham Forest continued their fine start under Dougie Freedman with a comfortable win away at Reading over the weekend.
Forest have won five out of six and are undefeated since Freedman took over, which will create the question for several fans over what’s taking the club so long to tie him down on a new long term deal?
The BBC recently reported that Freedman is only in charge on a short term basis, with his contract to be reviewed at the end of the season.
However, he seems to have taken to life at Forest like a duck to water and is showing enough to suggest why he should be the club’s manager over the next few years.
Freedman has found a way to get the maximum out of the side.
The attack has scored 19 goals in all games so far with the defence conceding eight goals in six games.
He seems to understand the balance and advantages of his side, as well as where the weaknesses lay and how to deal with them.
The gap on the play-off places is now ten points and looked like an impossible dream when he replaced Stuart Pearce.
However, if Forest maintain this sort of form and attacking performance over the rest of the season, they will go close.
The proposal of a short term deal was most likely made with uncertainty over how Freedman would perform and how the team would react.
It’s common sense to review his position but Freedman has moved the goalposts because of the dramatic impact he’s made at the club.
He’s excelled and the club should act quickly to make a decision which could benefit them over the next few years.