Dexter Blackstock suggests Chris Cohen for Nottingham Forest

Dexter Blackstock of Nottingham Forest and Kevin Foley of Ipswich Town compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest at Portman Road...

Aitor Karanka has left as the manager of Nottingham Forest.

Dexter Blackstock of Nottingham Forest and Kevin Foley of Ipswich Town compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Nottingham Forest at Portman Road...

Dexter Blackstock has stated on Twitter that Nottingham Forest should appoint Chris Cohen as their new manager.

Forest are on the hunt for a new manager following the departure of Aitor Karanka on Friday.

The Reds are seventh in the Championship table at the moment with 39 points from 26 matches, just four points behind sixth-placed Derby County.

 

Blackstock was on the books of Forest from 2009 until 2016, and the 32-year-old believes that Cohen should be the new manger of the Reds.

The 31-year-old retired from professional football at the end of the 2017-18 season due to injury after playing for the Reds from 2007 and is a former teammate of Blackstock at the City Ground.

May 7th 2017, City Ground, Nottingham, England; EFL Championship football Nottingham Forest versus Ipswich Town; Chris Cohen of Nottingham Forest carries the ball across midfield

Risky appointment for Nottingham Forest?

Cohen knows Forest inside out, and having played for the Reds for over a decade, he knows how much the fans want promotion.

However, given that the Reds are in a very good position to finish in the Championship playoffs this season, the club do need to appoint an experienced manager who can take the team forward.

Chris Cohen in action during the second half of the EFL fixture between Nottingham Forest and Millwall at The City Ground, Nottingham - 4th August 2017.

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