Gary Brazil has been given the Forest managerial job until the end of the season, only four games into his spell as interim manager.

In his time since replacing former boss Phillipe Montanier Brazil has won three games and only lost one, much to the delight of Forest supporters.

In a poll from 7th February, 90% of Forest fans voted unanimously for the man who was previously caretaker manager for the Reds in 2014 to take the job on a full-time basis.

Elliot Hodge, a former Forest academy player and son of Forest legend Steve Hodge, said: “I was coached by Gary Brazil back when I was at Notts County as an eight year old and even then I knew that he had something really special about himself.

“I was disappointed that I missed the opportunity to work with him again when he came to Forest, I had only just been released from the academy set-up.”

Gary Brazil first came to Nottingham Forest in 2012 as a youth team coach and has quickly progressed into his role as Academy Manager.

The 54-year-old was an overwhelming favourite with the bookies to get the job permanently.

His assistant will be Jack Lester, a man adored by Forest fans after his three-year spell with the club from 2004-2007.

Jack Lester (pictured above) was also a legend at Chesterfield.
Jack Lester (pictured above) was also a legend at Chesterfield.

Season ticket holder Lewis Finch, of Clifton, said: “I’m delighted that Gary Brazil has been rewarded for all of the hard work that he’s put in since taking the interim role. The team is well organised and structured, something that clearly was lacking during Montanier’s reign.

“I’m over the moon that he pulled off the signings of Ross McCormack and Zach Clough as well.”

Brazil’s first game as full-time manager will be against Norwich City at Carrow Road this Saturday.