Oscar Garcia speaks regarding speculation surrounding his future.
Despite being linked with a host of names such as Neil Warnock, Gianfranco Zola, Steve Evans and Tim Sherwood among others, Nottingham Forest have been taking a lot of time over the appointment of their next permanent manager.
Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi’s patient approach has not gone down too well with the fans at the City Ground though and they are demanding the club to take a swift action within the next few days.
Recently, former Brighton & Hove Albion boss Oscar Garcia has emerged as the favourite to take over at Forest and the move taking place was seen as a real possibility, with the Spaniard believed to have held talks with Al Hasawi over the potential switch.
As a huge blow to Forest’s hopes of landing the services of Garcia though, the 43-year-old has gone on to reveal that he has no intention of leaving current club Red Bull Salzburg this summer.
Garcia was quoted saying by the Nottingham Post, “I am here and fully focused on the new season. I am very happy and feel very comfortable in Salzburg.”
Garcia has led Maccabi Tel Aviv and Red Bull Salzburg to domestic title victories in recent seasons, while his work with the likes of Brighton and Watford has also drawn wide acclaim.
Therefore the arrival of Garcia would have surely been welcomed by the Forest faithful and it remains to be seen how hard the club hierarchy will fight in order to change the Spaniard’s mind before the start of the new season.