Report: Marseille legend Jose Anigo in talks with Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest fans gesture during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town at City Ground on May 7, 2017 in Nottingham, England.

Jose Anigo could reportedly be on his way to the Championship with Nottingham Forest looking for a new director of football.

A file picture taken on September 17, 2013 in Piraeus prior to the Olympiakos and Paris Saint-Germain Champions League football match shows Evangelos Marinakis (R), the president of...

It has been all go at Nottingham Forest in the last few weeks.

With owner Evangelos Marinakis desperate to lead the East Midland giants back to the Premier League after 20 years outside of the top flight, he is making some big changes behind the scenes.

Kyriakos Dourekas, who spent 25 years working at Marinakis’ Olympiakos, was officially appointed as Nottingham Forest’s director of football in December. And it seems that the two-time European champions are considering another off-field addition.


According to L’Equipe, Jose Anigo is in talks with Nottingham Forest about potentially becoming the club’s sporting director.

The 57-year-old is best known for his time as a player and a manager at French powerhouses Marseille. He made over 200 appearances for the club and then led them to the 2004 UEFA Cup final from the dugout.

José Anigo, head coach of Levadiakos FC  during Championship Super League Football leg 24 match between  FC Levadiakos and Larissa  in Levadia Municipal Stadium, Greece, on March 4, 2018.

Anigo had a second spell in charge of Marseille in 2013/14 and is currently without a job after a brief spell in Greece with Panionios – where he presumably caught the eye of Marinakis.

If Anigo is appointed as Forest’s sporting director, he is expected to have play a major role in the club’s recruitment. The Frenchman certainly has an eye for a bargain, having signed the likes of Matheiu Valbuena and Steve Mandanda during his time at Marseille.

Marseille's French head coach Jose Anigo (R) gestures during the French L1 football match Marseille (OM) vs Lyon (OL) on May 4, 2014 at the Velodrome stadium in Marseille, southern France....

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