Nottingham Forest line up move for Marco Silva as manager

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HITC Sport understands Nottingham Forest are eyeing the former Olympiakos boss as new manager

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie FreedmanEx-Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman

Nottingham Forest are ready to appoint former Olympiakos boss Marco Silva as their new manager, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Forest have been searching for a new manager for several months now after Dougie Freedman was sacked in March, but have been unable to find the right man despite being linked with a host of names.

The managerial hunt was being held up by a possible takeover at the club with Olympiakos president Evangelos Marinakis in the process of trying to buy 80% of Forest.

Silva, who guided Olympiakos to the Greek title last season, has just recently left Olympiakos for personal reasons with former Forest target Victor Sanchez replacing him.

Nottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al HasawiNottingham Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi

However, Silva could now be set for a reshuffle involving Marinakis' two clubs with his takeover set to be confirmed soon.

The Portuguese coach is highly-regarded by Marinakis and he sees Silva as the perfect man to take charge at Forest once he completes his takeover at the City Ground.

The 38-year-old has managed in Portugal with Estoril and Sporting Lisbon before joining Olympiakos last summer and he is regarded as one of the best young coaches in Europe.

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