How does Freedman compare to his Forest predecessors?

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Nottingham Forest have had a number of different managers in recent years. Here's how we rate them.

Dougie Freedman - 7/10

Although Dougie Freedman has only been in charge of Nottingham Forest for a limited amount of time he has already done an admirable job.

Freedman took charge of a Forest team heading in the wrong direction, with little crowd support for his appointment, and yet he has galvanised them and driven them up the table.

The Reds now have an outside chance of making the play-offs and have won seven of the first 11 games they have played since Freedman's appointment.

The real test for the Scot will come next season, but he has made a very encouraging start. 

Stuart Pearce - 4/10

A club legend he may be, but Pearce's time at Forest certainly didn't work out.

Things may have started encouragingly, but a run of just three wins in 23 matches ultimately ruined Forest's season and made his job untenable. 

Billy Davies - 6/10

Billy Davies remains a divisive figure at Forest, with most disagreeing with how well he did when in charge at the City Ground.

Davies may have had success on the field, but he also made a number of strange decisions and it is hard to judge his time as a total success. It would be wrong to call him a failure, though, and he remains one of the better managers Forest have had in recent times. 

Alex McLeish - 2/10

McLeish had just seven games in charge of Forest and his appointment must rank as one of the most disastrous in the club's history. 

One win, two draws and four defeats were bad enough, but off the field things were even worse with McLeish falling out with the board and losing his job in rapid fashion. 

Sean O'Driscoll - 6/10

A forward thinker, it remains to be seen whether O'Driscoll would have guided Forest in the right direction if given slightly longer.

However, his time in charge wasn't the most successful. O'Driscoll had a 38.5% win ratio over his 26 games and his sacking may have been slightly harsh, considering how his successors have performed. 

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