Nottingham Forest expected to appoint Neil Warnock after sacking Billy Davies
Davies pays the price at the City Ground after Forest lose 5-0 at Pride Park on Saturday
March 24th, 2014
Nottingham Forest have confirmed that Billy Davies has been sacked following the team’s 5-0 thrashing by local rivals Derby County on Saturday lunchtime.
Forest’s recent results have been poor although the way in which they were dismantled by Davies’ former club was the straw that broke the camel’s back. It was the eighth game running that the Tricky Trees had failed to win and they have consequently dropped out of the play-off places.
It appears that Neil Warnock will be installed between now and the end of the season, with the former Leeds and Sheffield United manager likely to be in the stands for Tuesday’s match against Charlton Athletic.
Davies and his backroom staff did not report for training on Sunday after being stood down, with the club now confirming that his contract has been terminated and Warnock is understood to have been offered a lucrative bonus if he can steer Forest into the Premier League this season.
The Midlands side have failed to win a game since triumphing 3-0 at Huddersfield on 11 February, a result which suggested that Forest could potentially land an automatic promotion spot, although an FA Cup defeat at Sheffield United triggered a poor run which led to Davies losing his job.
Warnock is expected to sign a short-term deal at the City Ground, with the highly experienced manager having previously steered QPR and Sheffield United to the top flight.