… because the BBC are reporting that a certain Gary Megson is poised to take over the managerial vacancy that has existed at the Foxes since the day after our first attempt at a cup game. The much-maligned former-Forest manager has been out of work since he was ousted as Forest manager back in February 2006.
Despite our unpleasant memories of him, he does have a track record of success at Championship level prior to taking the poisoned-chalice at the City Ground – twice dragging West Brom into the Premiership, and perhaps his uncompromising ideas of how the game should be played might not sit so uncomfortably at the Walkers Stadium as they did at the City Ground.
I must admit I’m a little surprised if this does indeed prove to be what is going to happen. Mandaric is well-known for being very hands on indeed, which was reportedly part of the problem Martin Allen had with him, and it will be interesting to see how Megson deals with a chairman who will be breathing down his neck to ensure his goals are within reach.
But certainly it will add some much-needed spice to our forthcoming cup replay against Leicester, as there is obviously still a lot of ill-feeling amongst the Forest support for our former manager, so I’m sure if he is indeed unveiled as Leicester manager it might just help sell a few extra tickets for the replay on tuesday 18th September.
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