Fawaz Al-Hasawi talks about managers who've already applied for Nottingham Forest job

Nottingham Forest sacked Dougie Freedman earlier in the week.

Owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has confirmed to the BBC that Nottingham Forest have already had a range of applications for their managerial post.

Forest parted company with Dougie Freedman earlier this week, after they slipped down to 14th place in the Championship table.

Although the Reds are not intending to place a new man in charge until the end of the season, Al-Hasawi claims that hasn’t stopped managers announcing their interest in taking the post.

“There are many offers now from everywhere - Spanish manager, English manager, Italian manager,” he said. “I don’t study them all [yet]. “We don’t want to rush. If you bring in any manager now, he well tell you ‘I want two or three years contract’. If you want to bring in the right manager, he won’t ask you for the job for just one year - he will want it for two years. That’s why I want to wait.”

Freedman lost his job at Forest, after going through a run of six matches with just one victory.

The Reds were sliding down the Championship table, and Al-Hasawi admits that he was concerned that his side could have fallen into a relegation fight. Forest currently are nine points clear of the drop zone in the second tier.

Paul Williams has been placed in temporary charge at the City Ground until the end of the campaign, and he will manage his side for the first time in their match against Hull City later this evening.

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