FORMER Sevco Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been appointed as Nottingham Forest’s new manager.
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The ex-Brentford gaffer has been out of work since “resigning”, along with his assistant David Weir and Director of Football Frank McParland, in controversial circumstances last month.
Celtic put Warburton’s Ibrox side to the sword on three occasions before Dave King had seen enough on his stream in South Africa and decided to resign the lot of them. A 5-1 victory at Celtic Park in September was followed by a 1-0 win in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden in October then a 2-1 home defeat to the Champions on Hogmanay.
Weir will link up again with Warburton at his assistant while McParland joined the Midlands club at the beginning of the month.
Forest sacked Frenchman Philippe Montanier in January and appointed Academy Coach Gary Brazil on a short-term contract.
The City Ground outfit have won only one of their last seven matches and sit in 19th place in the Championship, just two points above the relegation zone.
Warburton’s first game in charge of will be at home against Derby on Saturday. It is unlikely that the Forest support will make complete fools of themselves by waving slices of bread and sticking the loaf wrapper on their heads.
The threatened legal action for breach of contract against Sevco Rangers is unaffected by Forest’s appointment and Warburton and his team are reported to be seeking around £2.1million from the 5 year old club.
Small change for King who has much bigger issues to address.