Report: Al-Hasawi considers handing shock Nottingham Forest return to Nigel Clough

Nigel Clough

Nottingham Forest are eyeing up Nigel Clough, according to reports.

According to The Telegraph, Nottingham Forest could move for Nigel Clough, if they choose to part ways with current manager Dougie Freedman.

Forest have won just three of their first 13 Championship games, and whilst the club's transfer embargo has made life difficult for Freedman, it seems that owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi is considering another managerial change.

Having appointed Stuart Pearce in 2014 and then replaced him with Freedman, Al-Hasawi certainly appears to have a penchant for bringing former Forest players back to the City Ground - and now another one could be in line for a return too.

The Telegraph report that Al-Hasawi has identified Nigel Clough as a potential replacement for Freedman, should Forest's underwhelming form continue.

Clough, 49, left his role as Sheffield United boss at the end of last season, and has been out of work ever since as he looks to make his return to management.

Clough made over 300 appearances for Forest as a player, and sits second in the club's all-time goalscoring list having featured heavily under his legendary father Brian at the City Ground, before spells with Liverpool, Manchester City, Sheffield Wednesday and Burton Albion.

Now though, given that Forest are without a win in six games, Clough is allegedly being lined up to replace Freedman as manager, in what would be another fascinating appointment from Al-Hasawi, despite failing to win promotion from League One with Sheffield United last season.

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