Dougie Freedman explains the type of football club he's trying to create

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Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman has explained that he's trying to create a very specific football club.

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman told Forest Player about the sort of football club he’s looking to create while he’s in charge at the City Ground.

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.

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