It’s been a frustrating time for Reds fans of late, indeed, the lack of information has driven many on Twitter and messageboards into meltdown. After endless rumours, betting being suspended and ‘nailed on’ claims from all and sundry, Forest have – rather than addressing the managerial vacancy – taken the sensible step of replacing Nigel Doughty in his role as chairman.
Frankly (ha!) they couldn’t have picked a better candidate for me. Let’s put aside for a moment the fact he played for us – indeed, he played for us in our best ever era. He managed us, and let’s face it – we ain’t gonna see a newly promoted team finish third in the Premier League any time soon. It only got you a UEFA spot then – in which we reached the quarter final.
Okay, let’s not put it aside – but let’s also consider the fact that Frank Clark is highly regarded amongst the leadership in the game, the League Managers Association with which he’s been associated for years, and – best of all – is an absolute an utter gentleman. I can’t put across how absolutely thrilled I am at this development after a spell of irritation.
The cherry on the top of all this is that the decision on the managerial appointment that is becoming increasingly urgent rests with Frank. A football man, a man who knows the club and the sport – and probably a hell of a lot more about all the candidates than we do.
That feels better, doesn’t it? Welcome back, Frank – it’s bloody great to have you on board!
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