Omar Yabroudi reveals what he will bring to Nottingham Forest, explains goals for next season

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The new analyst comes highly recommended from his time at Barnet.

This week saw Nottingham Forest appoint Omar Yabroudi, dubbed by the Daily Mail as the 'richest scout in the world' as first team performance analyst and technical scout at the City Ground.

The United Arab Emirates born heir to a property fortune decided not to follow in the family business from a young age in order to follow his dream to become a football manager.

Now, after his move from Barnet, he has taken another step up the ladder and is delighted with the move. He told Yahoo Maktoob this weekend:

“It was in February when I was with Barnet that I got a call from Dougie Freedman and he spoke to me about the possibility of joining up with him at Nottingham Forest.

“At that time, it was quite difficult for me to leave Barnet as it was the middle of the season...

“Nottingham Forest is a club with a rich culture, a great history and it really is a dream come true for me.”

“I have a good knowledge in the international market and will be looking to scout for players who can help Nottingham Forest succeed.”

“Working for Dougie Freedman is a great honour. He has a great stature as a player and coach and we share the same vision and ideas.

"The ultimate goal is to help them get promoted to the Premier League. The Championship is very competitive and we will all need to work hard.”

That last bit of information will surely have Forest fans excited. The club is currently under a transfer embargo and scouting the right sort of players is necessary to stop any future flops arriving.

The 25-year-old Emirati left a family fortune behind in Dubai in order to pursue his dream of one day managing a professional football team and after meeting Edgar Davids at Crystal Palace he followed him to Barnet in 2012.

He has been in charge of scouting opposition players and provided match analysis sessions for the club and was also head of recruitment.

Now Yabroudi will likely be asked to do the same at Nottingham Forest, who are owned by Kuwaiti businessman Fawad Al Hasawi and managed by Dougie Freedman, who he worked with at Palace.

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