Freedman confirmed that negotiations are under way over his new contract and suggested that he’s been warned by those around him not to put all of his eggs into one basket, gambling over the longevity of his new deal.
“Everybody tells me don’t do that, it’s not very wise but so far I’m still in contact with both chairmen I used to work for,” said Freedman.
“Things are in place and I work under certain budgets I have to. Me personally, my plan is to put things in place longer term.”
His current contract runs until the end of the season and it should be encouraging for fans that he’s thinking so far ahead.
It would be easy for Freedman to sign a short term deal and then scuttle away if things don’t work out as planned, but he’s making a long term commitment and showing loyalty towards a club he’s only represented for a few months.
He’s trying to develop a vision, which is based around the positive qualities he’s already installed in his short time as manager so far.
If he gets it right, Forest should develop a sustainable method in terms of the way teams are developed and the way the club conducts itself and that bodes well in the push for the Premier League.
There is plenty of work to do and no reason why Freedman can’t be the man who guides Forest into the top flight next season.