Nottingham Forest fans express concerns about Dourekas appointment

Nottingham Forest fans sing after the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at City Ground on March 11, 2018 in Nottingham, England.

Nottingham Forest have a new director of football: the former Olympiakos chief Kyriakos Dourekas.

General view of the City Ground before the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

Nottingham Forest have announced a big change to their structure behind the scenes this week. The Championship promotion chasers have announced a new director of football, hiring Kyriakos Dourekas.

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.

owner Evangelos Marinakis of Olympiacos (l) during the UEFA Champions League group D match between FC Barcelona and Olympiacos on October 18, 2017  at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona,...

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?

Aitor Karanka, Manager of Nottingham Forest looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and West Bromwich Albion at City Ground on August 7, 2018 in...

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