Kane, 22, signed with Forest on loan in January 2015, but failed to hold down a regular place in the starting XI.
He attributes this to the change in management, insisting he enjoyed his time at Forest.
Kane told The Mirror: "I’ve had some great loan spells. I was at Forest. Had a great run under [then-manager] Stuart Pearce, really making progress, and then he lost his job.
"Dougie Freedman came in and didn’t fancy me. That’s how it works sometimes."
Kane played only eight times for Forest, returning to Chelsea at the end of the campaign, before heading out on another loan this year.
He has been at Dutch club NEC Nijmegen, where he has become a regular, making 30 appearances this season to date.
The Mirror report there is interest from other Dutch sides in signing him permanently as well as clubs in England, but that the defender is determined to try and finally crack it at Chelsea, with two-years remaining on his contract, and is hopeful of making an impression under their new manager.