Report: Nottingham Forest contact Pep Clotet about becoming manager this summer

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Nottingham Forest are reportedly keen on Spanish coach Pep Clotet.

According to The Sun, Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has contacted former Swansea City assistant Pep Clotet about becoming the club's new manager.

Forest moved on from manager Dougie Freedman last month, with the Scot lasting just over a year in the City Ground hotseat, as trigger-happy owner Al-Hasawi claimed yet another victim.

Paul Williams is currently in temporary charge of the team until the end of the season, but with just four points picked up in the last ten games, Forest have dropped all the way down to 20th place in the Championship table, just nine points clear of the relegation zone.

Al-Hasawi really needs to get his next appointment right to stop the club's slide, and The Sun report that he has personally sounded out Spanish coach Pep Clotet about taking the job.

Clotet, 38, is best known for having worked as Garry Monk's assistant at Swansea City, and left the Premier League club in December upon Monk's departure.

Now, the former Espanyol B, Halmstad and Malaga B boss is looking for a route back into football, and it's suggested that he has been contacted by Al-Hasawi about becoming Forest's new manager.

Rookie manager Clotet would certainly be a shock appointment for Forest, though having been close to taking the Brentford job, as reported by Get West London back in November, Clotet appears to have fans in the Football League - and a move to the City Ground may not be completely out of the question this summer.

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