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Nottingham Forest managerial candidate Ivan Vukomanovic comments on Fawaz Al Hasawi talks

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The Serbian also commented on his near escape from the recent terrorist attacks in Brussels.

Nottingham Forest recently decided to part company with manager Dougie Freedman. The Scot had done a good job with the club under a transfer embargo but a recent dip in form and a negative playing style seemed to cost him his job.

Now the Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi is filtering through applicants as he tries to decide who would be the best option for Forest next season.

One potential man for the job appears to be former Standard Liege boss Ivan Vukomanovic.

He has been linked with the role recently and reports in Belgium, from Voetbal Primeur, suggest that he has in fact met with Al Hasawi about the job.

Now the man himself has confirmed so, also revealing that in the process he narrowly avoided being caught up in the terrorist atrocities in Brussels this week.

As reported by Mozzart Sport the manager said he was due to fly out to London from Brussels on Tuesday morning, when suicide bombers attacked the airport, sadly killing 11 people and wounding several others.

He flew to London on Monday instead and it was only when seeing his return flight had been delayed on the Tuesday he realised what had happened in Belgium:

"If I had not done so at the time of the explosion I would have been in the area for the certification of aircraft cards, which was blown up. I escaped the massacre."

"I came to the airport, refreshed and heard that the flight was delayed. I connected to the Internet and was stunned."

Speaking about potentially getting the job the 38-year-old stated:

“In step one of involvement with the Championship team. With previous phone contacts, now I switched to talking face to face. I presented my vision guiding Nottingham, will be followed by another vision this weekend until planning finalisation."

So it would appear that the former Standard boss is very hopeful of getting the top job at the City Ground.

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