Another new Nottingham Forest manager brings new discussion, as Aitor Karanka takes the hot seat at The City Ground.
Harry Webster got in touch with Matt Oldroyd at Forza Garibaldi to discuss what they think about the new appointment and Mark Warburton’s somewhat surprising departure.
I saw an interesting fact the other day.
On a day where we made history, knocking the holders Arsenal out of the F.A Cup, it came to my attention that Nottingham Forest have had 20 different managers since Arsene Wenger took charge of the North London club.
And now here I am again, writing about another new manager who has hopped on the managerial merry-go-round that is Nottingham Forest.
Matt Oldroyd, leader of Forza Garibaldi, a fan led campaign at the club to improve the atmosphere at games, is full of opinion on the latest shake-up at a club which has become used to change over the years.
He said: “I am pleased with the appointment.
“Karanka, unlike previous appointments, has got a promotion on his CV with Middlesbrough and was able to make his team hard to beat but still go home and away and win games.”
The January transfer window is also in full swing and Matt, an avid supporter home and away, knows exactly what the team needs.
“We lack a spine to the team, there are some very talented players but a distinct lack of leadership.
“I would just be happy for him to steady the ship and do proper business in the summer.”
The departure of Karanka’s predecessor, Mark Warburton, brought mixed feelings within the Forest faithful, and Matt was upset with the sacking, believing it was too soon.
“I was disappointed with Warburton’s dismissal.
“I had certainly become frustrated, but I can’t help but feel someone eventually will need some time to get it right.”
Forest supporters will have their fingers crossed that Karanka is given that time, meaning I am not writing this again next year.