Report: Miroslav Djukic close to becoming new Nottingham Forest boss

Former Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic

Nottingham Forest are closing on their next manager.

Former Valencia coach Miroslav DjukicFormer Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic

Nottingham Forest are closing in on the appointment of Miroslav Djukic, according to Spanish newspaper Super Deporte.

The Valencia based publication claim Djukic, 50, is currently in London holding talks with Forest.

Djukic played for Valencia between 1997 and 2003 under Rafa Benitez, making the Champions League final twice, beaten on both occasions, while he did manage to win the La Liga title.

Former Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic during trainingFormer Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic during training

Djukic retired in 2004 and has since held several roles in management, including being the Serbian national team coach back in 2007 for a short period, after beginning his coaching work with the under-21s.

His most recent job was at Spanish side Cordoba, but he has been out of work since being fired last summer.

Former Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic (L)Former Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic (L)

As well as working in Spain - where he also managed Valencia - he has also managed club sides in Serbia and Belgium.

Super Deporte claim Djukic could land the role as soon as tomorrow, putting an end to the club's long running search for a new boss.

Forest have been without a permanent manager since dismissing Dougie Freedman back in March, with interim boss Paul Williams let go at the end of the season. 

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie FreedmanFormer Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman

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