Nottingham Forest Appoint Alex McLeishby Jack Kitson / 28 December 2012, 10:38Tweet
Nottingham Forest have named Alex McLeish as their new manager following the shock sacking of Sean O'Driscoll on Boxing Day. McLeish joins a side that are just one point adrift of the play-offs, with ambitious owners who are eager for the club to make a long awaited return to the Premier League.
McLeish had been out-of-work since he was sacked by Aston Villa in the summer. The Scot endured a torrid time in charge of the Midlands club, winning just nine of his 42 matches in charge. He has previously managed Villa's fierce local rivals Birmingham City, along with Scotland, Rangers, Hibernian and Motherwell.
The 53-year-old's first match in charge is at home to promotion rivals Crystal Palace on Saturday. Paddy Power have installed the hosts as the 5/4 favourites for the win, while Palace can be backed at 2/1 to claim an away victory, with a draw priced at 12/5.