Why Nottingham Forest cannot afford to miss out on Oscar Garcia

Former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia

Nottingham Forest should pull out all the stops to appoint Oscar Garcia this summer.

Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi

Forest owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi is certainly not the most popular man in Nottingham at the moment and his delay in appointing a new manager at the City Ground this summer is testing the patience of the fans.

Given the fact that so much is at stake, the appointment certainly cannot be made in haste and one could somewhat understand Al-Hasawi taking his time.

However, the fans are really worried regarding the prospect of Al-Hasawi once again making another questionable managerial appointment.

The likes of Sean O'Driscoll, Alex McLeish, Stuart Pearce and Dougie Freedman are just some of the poor decisions Al-Hasawi has made since taking over at the City Ground in 2012 and the 47-year-old’s record does not fill the fans with much confidence this summer.

Watford manager Oscar Garcia

Nonetheless, Forest have been linked with a host of attractive names over the past few weeks and at the time of writing, Oscar Garcia has been placed as the bookies favourite to take the reins at the Championship club.

While Garcia does not seem too keen on a move to the City Ground, Forest should do all they can in order to secure the services of the 43-year-old this summer.

Since their sixth place finish in the Championship back in 2011, Forest have endured four mediocre campaigns and it is clear that they need a complete overhaul in order to stand a chance of earning promotion during the upcoming campaign.

In order to facilitate such a transition, it will be imperative for Forest to make the correct managerial appointment and Garcia would be the perfect candidate to oversee the change.

Former Brighton manager Oscar Garcia

The Spaniard is a very well respected manager and his record speaks for itself, having won the league with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Red Bull Salzburg in recent years.

However, what makes Garcia a very attractive proposition for Forest is his proven track record in England with Brighton and Hove Albion – where he completely transformed the club in a very short space of time.

The likes of Neil Warnock, Steve Evans and Tim Sherwood have also been linked with a move to Forest and all three admittedly look good options for Forest.

Nonetheless, Garcia is probably best suited for the job due to his expertise as well as relatively young age and his arrival would immediately lift the glum mood at City Ground for certain, which would be a victory in itself.

Al-Hasawi’s record with managers is not good but appointing Garcia would be a chance at redemption for the Forest owner and he should pull out all the stops in order to lure the 43-year-old back to England this summer.

Former Watford manager Oscar Garcia

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