Alex McLeish replaces Sean O’Driscoll at Nottingham Forest
Sean O’Driscoll was something of a surprise appointment at the City Ground during the summer and the Nottingham Forest manager has lasted just half the season before being replaced by Alex McLeish.
December 27th, 2012
Forest beat Leeds 4-2 on Boxing Day although it wasn’t enough for O’Driscoll to retain his position at the Championship club, with McLeish now tasked with taking the team into the Premier League this season.
The Scot’s last managerial stint was a poor one-year reign at Aston Villa although he had previously oscillated between divisions with Birmingham City and now has a chance to restore his reputation in the east Midlands.
“I’m delighted to welcome Alex to our club and look forward to working with him,” Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said on club website nottinghamforest.co.uk.
“Alex took Birmingham to promotion from the Championship and has great experience of working in the Premier League.
“He’s hungry for more success and I believe he’s the man who can help us fulfil our ambition of making it to the Premier League.”
“I’m really looking forward to working with Nottingham Forest,” McLeish told Forest’s website.
“I’ve had time away from the game and now feel refreshed and ready to go.
“The fact that a club of Forest’s magnitude has offered me a job excites me greatly – it’s a wonderful opportunity.
“I can’t wait to get started and I’m looking forward to meeting the players, talking to them and taking my first training session.”