Nottingham Forest set to appoint Mark Warburtonby Jack Kitson / 13 March 2017, 14:25Tweet
The Championship had been an oasis of calm before Friday, with only one managerial casualty (Owen Coyle, Blackburn Rovers) since Philippe Montanier departed Nottingham Forest two weeks into 2017.
However, Norwich City’s decision to terminate the contract of Alex Neil has in turn triggered a spate of managerial changes.
On Sunday Derby opted to axe Steve McClaren, again, while today (Monday) Wigan have decided to replace Warren Joyce with Graham Barrow. And now Forest are set to join the party by demoting Gary Brazil, and appointing Mark Warburton in his place.
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The Nottingham Post are reporting that the former Rangers boss, who left the Gers post last month, is now all set to put pen to paper and sign a three-year deal with Forest in the next 24 hours, meaning he’ll become the club’s fifth manager in the space of a year (Dougie Freedman, Paul Williams, Montanier, and Brazil).
The imminent changes in the Forest and Derby dugouts - Derby are set to appoint Gary Rowett - means Saturday’s East Midlands derby will be the fifth consecutive duel which features different men in opposition dugouts (@StatsChristian).
Warburton will take charge of a Forest side that are currently three places and two points above the relegation zone in 19th. The Reds have lost five of their last seven matches and have now conceded a whopping 62 goals, second only to rock-bottom Rotherham (82), while they’ve lost each of their last two games against Derby to nil.