Report: Previously linked boss's Nottingham Forest move back on

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General view inside the City GroundNottingham Forest's managerial situation is no more clear

Nottingham Forest fans do not know whether they are coming or going.

Earlier this week, the Nottingham Post reported the Reds' shortlist had been cut to three, with Spanish trio Victor Sanchez, Julen Lopetegui and Michel the leading contenders to replace Dougie Freedman.

Deportivo La Coruna coach Victor SanchezPrevious favourite Sanchez has joined Olympiacos

However, after Sanchez was sworn in at Olympiacos on Thursday, his predecessor at the Greek club, Marco Silva, replaced him as the bookmakers' favourite.

Later, Spanish publication Super Deporte reported that former Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic was close to taking the job instead.

Former Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic during trainingDjukic's name emerged on Thursday

But now, according to France Football at least, a move for Philippe Montanier, who was initially linked with the Reds earlier this month but looked to be taking over AEK Athens, is now back on.

The former Rennes boss is said to be "close to Forest" having held talks with the club in the south of France on Wednesday.

The 51-year-old has been out of work since January, having previously managed Boulogne, Valenciennes and Real Sociedad.

Picture Supplied by Action Images *** Local Caption *** 2010-08-14T180638Z_01_PR06_RTRIDSP_3_FRANCE-SOCCER.jpgMontanier was also thought to be Athens bound

Forest, who finished 16th in last season's Championship, remain the only club in the division not to have a manager in place.

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