Report: Marinakis requested Aitor Karanka stay at Nottingham Forest

Nottingham Forest Manager Aitor Karanka during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road on December 26, 2018 in Norwich, England.

Nottingham Forest and Aitor Karanka have parted company.

Aitor Karanka, Manager of Nottingham Forest looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Nottingham Forest at The Den on December 29, 2018 in London, England.

According to The Daily Mail, Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis requested Aitor Karanka to carry on as the manager of the club.

As announced on Forest’s official website on Friday, Karanka asked to be released from his contract as the manager of the Reds, and the Championship club agreed to his request.

It has been reported by The Daily Mail that Marinakis requested the former Middlesbrough manager to stay during discussions on Thursday.


Moving on

Karanka did well during his time at Forest, with the Reds still very much in the running for the Championship playoffs this season.

Forest now have to move on and appoint someone who knows how to get promoted to the Premier League.

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,...

According to The Daily Mail, Slavisa Jokanovic, Carlos Carvalhal and Martin O'Neill are the candidates for the Forest managerial role.

Jokanovic will be a good choice, given that he guided Watford and Fulham to promotion from the Championship.

Carvalhal will not be a bad appointment either, given that he has been successful with Sheffield Wednesday.

Nottingham Forest's Manager Aitor Karanka during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United  at City Ground on January 1, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

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