Report: Gus Poyet on Al-Hasawi's shortlist for Nottingham Forest job

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AEK Athens boss Gus Poyet is reportedly on the shortlist to take over at Nottingham Forest this summer.

According to a report from The Mirror, Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has placed former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet on a shortlist for the vacant manager's role at the City Ground.

Forest have gone through a whole host of managers under Al-Hasawi's reign, with Steve Cotterill, Sean O'Driscioll, Alex McLeish, Billy Davies, Stuart Pearce and Dougie Freedman all losing their jobs at the club inside the last four years.

Freedman was removed as Forest boss last month following a 3-0 home defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, and Paul Williams is in caretaker charge of the club as they merely see out the rest of the season before appointing a new manager for next term and - hopefully - beyond.

Now, The Mirror report that Al-Hasawi has been drawing up a shortlist for the vacancy, and former Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is under strong consideration.

Poyet, 48, will be remembered from his playing days with Chelsea and Tottenham, whilst he is currently managing Greek side AEK Athens having left Sunderland towards the end of last season.

The Uruguayan enjoyed success in the Championship with Brighton, taking them to the play-offs in 2013, whilst he also won the League One title with the Seagulls in 2011, giving him credentials to take the Forest job, even if he did struggle with Sunderland last term.

Poyet's contract with AEK expires this summer, meaning Forest could land him for free - and with his name allegedly being placed on Al-Hasawi's shortlist, it appears that Poyet is being strongly considered for the City Ground hot seat this summer.

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