Dourekas arrives at the City Ground on the back of a hugely successful 25-year stint at Olympiakos, helping the Greek Superleague outfit win 19 league championships.
And the Nottingham Post suggests that Dourekas could aid Forest during the January transfer window with his wide-ranging connections a possible benefit to a club on the up under Evangelos Marinakis, a man the experienced director knows well.
But it seems that Forest fans have one or two concerns.
Manager Aitor Karanka admitted that he felt a little ‘flat’ last week despite the 2-0 win against Ipswich Town last Saturday, as reported by The Post, and supporters are concerned that the arrival of Dourekas will see he and the manager butting heads.
If the new man has a say over transfer policy, which often falls within the remit of a director of football, how will this go down with Karanka?
So do we we think the appointment of Kyriakos Dourekas is why Karanka was 'flat'? #nffc— YouAreMyForest (@YouAreMyForest) December 6, 2018
What does a Director of Football do? Hope it doesn’t interfere with Karanka’s plans— theboyriley (@theboyriley1) December 6, 2018
Let's hope he doesn't bring us more dross from Greece,— andy matthewman (@mattynffc) December 6, 2018
#NFFC have appointed Kyriakos Dourekas as their new Director of Football. His role includes 'overseeing the transfer policy and targets' and 'providing expertise in squad selection'.— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) December 7, 2018
This could see him butting heads with Aitor Karanka, but what do you make of his appointment?
It would make sense, more interference from the owner let's hope we don't get a raft of players linked to olympiacos as I haven't seen one yet that's an improvement on anything we had.— andy matthewman (@mattynffc) December 6, 2018
Director of football generally decides which players we sign and the manager gets little or no input. Can understand why karanka was annoyed at the weekend— andy matthewman (@mattynffc) December 6, 2018