Stan Collymore says Nottingham Forest should have appointed Nigel Pearson

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Nottingham Forest are still looking for a new manager, while Derby County have appointed Nigel Pearson.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Stan Collymore has suggested that Nottingham Forest should have appointed Derby County boss Nigel Pearson.

Forest have been looking for a new manager ever since Dougie Freedman’s departure back in March.

The Reds’ have already tried to appoint Gus Poyet, but he opted to move to Real Betis instead.

Forest have still not settled upon their first choice, with a range of other candidates linked, but Derby moved more quickly to secure Pearson.

The former Leicester City boss was heavily touted to become Aston Villa’s next manager, but the Rams swooped in to land the 52-year-old.

Collymore feels that Forest missed a trick by not appointing Pearson, but he has suggested that he will be a very good appointment for the Rams.

Pearson’s main objective at Derby will be to guide the side into the Premier League, after their series of near misses in recent years.

Forest, meanwhile, also are looking for a manager who can guide them into promotion contention, but their search is showing no signs of ending yet.

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