Stuart Pearce's response when asked if he'd manage Nottingham Forest again if Fawaz Al-Hasawi leaves

Stuart Pearce was in charge at Nottingham Forest for a spell during the 2014/15 campaign.

Stuart Pearce has ruled out a return to Nottingham Forest as manager with his comments on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT.

Pearce managed Forest for seven months during the 2014/15 campaign, but he was sacked with the club sitting in 12th in the Championship table.

The 53-year-old felt that he wasn’t given enough time by owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi, and his return would obviously be unlikely while the Kuwaiti millionaire was still in charge at the club.

However, Al-Hasawi has now admitted that he would be willing to sell the Reds, if he received an acceptable offer, meaning that there could be an opening for Pearce to comeback.

The Reds legend does not see it that way, though, and he has suggested that taking another managerial role at the City Ground would not interest him.

“Probably not manage, but I certainly still have an affection for the football club,” Pearce said, when asked whether he’d go back to manage. “I want to see them do well, mainly for the fans - to be honest.”

Since Pearce’s departure, Al-Hasawi has continued to run Forest with a trigger happy approach.

He parted company with Dougie Freedman earlier this week, meaning that the Reds have not kept the same manager for a whole season since the 2010/11 campaign.

Al-Hasawi has been heavily criticised for sacking Freedman, and the calls for him to sell up are growing louder from sections of Forest’s fan base.

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