The Scot only took over early this year and is facing a big challenge embarking on his first full season as the club’s manager.
Regardless of the results, he’s explained that he wants to see a team developing, which is based around positive key characteristics and traits, which should bode well for as long as he’s in charge.
“It’s ‘our’ football club – I want a spirit around this football club, a never say die attitude, a spirit, a football club based on hard work and a desire to win football matches, because we did that I thought we were excellent for the first 15 minutes,” he told Forest Player.
Popularity with the fans
If Freedman is able to instil the qualities mentioned above on a weekly basis then he and his players will become very popular with Forest’s fans over the opening weeks of the season.
Any fan can take a defeat as long as they’re seeing complete passion and commitment from the players, which are things that Freedman is constantly demanding from all those around him.
It’s a clever philosophy from the boss because it creates a little bit of leeway for him and his players during difficult periods, which should allow him to keep a cool head, reassess and move forward hopefully producing quick turnarounds in form.
A good start for Forest this season is essential but it’s also important for the side to create a core set of values, which are adhered to for a number of years.