Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi explains slow manager search

The Nottingham Forest owner will be taking his time over an appointment.

Nottingham Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has explained to the club’s official website why it is taking so long to appoint a new manager.

Forest parted company with former manager Dougie Freedman back in the middle of March after just five months in the job.

Since then Paul Williams has been in charge of the side, with them managing to avoid a relegation scrap and finish in mid-table.

Since Freedman’s sacking there has been little talk of who could replace him with the club taking it’s time over the appointment.

Now, Fawaz has moved to explain why, insisting he is determined to make the right choice, as it is a sensitive position.

“I don’t want to rush on that – I would like to take my time because this is a very sensitive position,” he told

“We still have time. I could appoint any manager right now but I don’t think that’s going to be helpful. The most important thing is to choose the right manager.”

Who ends up as the next manager at the club remains to be seen and it seems Forest fans will be waiting a long time to find out.

It is certainly a wise decision from Fawaz to take his time, but perhaps he would have been wiser to take as much time considering the sacking of Freedman.

At present, former Sunderland manager Gus Poyet is the bookies favourite for the job, while Martin O’Neill, Leeds United boss Steve Evans and Nigel Clough are also in the running according to oddschecker.

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