Nottingham Forest appoint Stuart Pearce as new managerby Jack Kitson / 03 April 2014, 09:45Tweet
Stuart Pearce is set to become the new Nottingham Forest manager on Thursday after reportedly signing a two-year deal at the City Ground. The former Forest captain will take over in the summer once the season comes to an end, with caretaker boss Gary Brazil to remain in charge until the final 2013/14 game.
Pearce initially turned down the Championship club citing personal reasons, however earlier this week the club’s owner, Fawaz Al Hasawi, lured the 51-year-old back in with an improved deal. The appointment will no doubt be a popular one due to Pearce’s connections with a club he spent 12 years at as a player.
Pearce, who was briefly Forest’s caretaker boss in 1997, properly ventured into management with Man City in 2005, before taking up the reins at the England Under-21s from 2007 up until 2013, with a spell in charge of the Great Britain Olympic football team sandwiched in between.
For the time being Brazil will be attempting to lead the 7th-placed Reds back into the play-offs, with the East Midlands side currently two points adrift of the top-6 following a shocking nine game winless run. Forest have just seven matches remaining to achieve this goal, starting with struggling Millwall on Saturday, who are without a win in five.
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