Nottingham Forest are on the lookout for a new manager following the recent departure of Mark Warburton.
Warburton was dismissed as the Forest manager on New Year’s Eve following a run of disappointing results in the Championship.
At the start of the season, the Reds were expected to at least push for a place in the top six, but the City Ground are in danger of getting relegated to League One at the end of the season.
According to odds on Sky Bet, Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom is the favourite for the Forest job, with Gus Poyet second favourite.
Nigel Clough, who is in charge of Burton Albion at the moment, is the third favourite for the Forest managerial role with odds of 5/1.
The 51-year-old started his professional club football career at Forest and played for the Reds in the 1980s and the 1990s.
Clough managed Forest’s bitter rivals Derby County from 2009 and 2013 and did a good job at the Rams.
Forest fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their verdict on whether Clough would be a manager for the Reds.
Below are some of the best comments:
I've given up. Give it Clough but ffs give him time. #nffc— NFFC (@NottinghamRed99) January 6, 2018
But we aren’t in the position to be that demanding are we? Plus clough can sort our pissy lightweight approach out— Stu (@stuuuuu_nffc) January 6, 2018
He ran Derby on a shoestring and sorted them out for where they are now. Blades did ok and made a cup semi final and with nowt— John O'Donnell (@JohnIntraining) January 6, 2018
#nffc There are better options than Heckingbottom. The club will see that. Clough and Grayson to name 2.— Stephen (@munich2madrid) January 6, 2018
Interesting - personally I think clough edges it between those 2. Both overachieved with poor teams but clough took derby to higher level & Bottom just less appealing somehow— Stu (@stuuuuu_nffc) January 6, 2018
Forest can't just expect to lure a top six manager the state they are in. They need a manager to oversee midtable respectability. Clough would be a pretty safe bet for that. It is his time. He would love the job. #nffc— Hannah Forest (@hannahforest) January 6, 2018
Managerial appointment will mean either...— Kieran Gaughan (@KieranGaughan) January 6, 2018
excitement & optimism -Karanka
Underwhelmed & disappointed - Heckingbottom
Hope & faith - Clough #NFFC
2nd that— Andrew Chard (@Chardgrills) January 5, 2018
Has to be him— Jonno Reilly (@Jonno_Reilly) January 5, 2018
No thanks— Steve Brown (@MaidenheadRed) January 5, 2018
No— Wayne Cooper (@waynecoops1981) January 5, 2018
Don't specifically want him but would certainly back him if he got the job.— Cameron Clark (@Camclarky) January 5, 2018
Yes without a doubt ...— neil harrison (@nffcneil) January 5, 2018
Absolutely yes— Guy Smith (@Guy_Smith) January 5, 2018
Not for me— Dave Ball (@d_p_ball) January 5, 2018
It's a yes for me. We could do A LOT worse and at least he is one of our own.— Stig (@NFFC_Stig) January 5, 2018