Nottingham Forest look to clarify new manager's role

Steve McClaren
McClaren was only appointed by Forest in June

Nottingham Forest are drawing up a detailed job specification to ensure their next manager is fully aware of his role at the City Ground.

Steve McClaren quit as boss on Sunday as he was unhappy with what he perceived to be "changed parameters" about investment in the playing staff.

And the club are desperate to avoid any ambiguity for the incoming manager.

The new manager is expected to be named before the next league game away at Coventry City on Saturday, 15 October.

BBC Radio Nottingham understands that Forest are not in a position to pay compensation to secure their new manager.

But the club are open to the possibility of a two-tier management system, with a technical director or director of football working alongside a younger coach.

The Reds have already had more than 40 applications but will circulate their job specification before drawing up a shortlist and holding interviews.

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