Stan Collymore's response when asked if he'd take Forest role

The Reds have been absent from the Premier League since 1999.


Stan Collymore has hinted that he would help Nottingham Forest reach the Premier League if owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi reached out and offered him some sort of role with the club.

The Reds have been absent from England's top flight since way back in 1999 and, to be fair, they look no closer to reasserting themselves among the country's elite.

Forest, under caretaker boss Paul Williams since March, finished 16th in the Championship this season, with Al-Hasawi sacking manager Dougie Freedman two months ago.

In order to win promotion back to the big time, stability is key and Forest simply have not had that since Al-Hasawi took over in 2012, with the Kuwaiti businessman dismissing six managers in four years to give Massimo Cellino a run for his money in the ruthlessness stakes.

The club remains close to Collymore's heart, with the 45-year-old - who has no managerial experience - enjoying a goal-laden two-year stint with the Reds until 1995. In fact, he netted twice in a 3-2 win at Peterborough in 1994 which helped the club win promotion into the Premier League.

Asked if he would lend his services to the club in an unspecified role, Collymore suggested that Al-Hasawi knows the answer to that question.

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