Nottingham Forest manager Steve McClaren could walk away from the club, just two and a half months after taking charge at the City Ground. He is currently in a “period of reflection” after becoming increasingly frustrated with the club’s lack of activity in the transfer window despite the former England manger called on the board to help him improve his squad.
McClaren only took charge of Forest during the summer after they surprisingly sacked Billy Davies. A feature during the Scotsman’s reign was the lack of transfer activity and it seems it has continued under new management. McClaren called on his board to provide funds before Wednesday’s deadline in order to improve his squad in a bid to earn promotion which has eluded Forest in the past couple of seasons, falling just short on most occasions. Their failure in such a tight and competitive league probably has something to do with their small squad and lack of new signings. Other clubs around them are buying players to improve their squad and Forest cannot keep up.
McClaren is understood to be on a period of reflection as he is on holiday during the international break. Things haven’t been helped by the fact that Forest haven’t hit the ground running in the opening weeks of the new season. It is understood that the former FC Twente manager hoped to bring in a number of reinforcements but that never happened and is though to be extremely frustrated by the board’s lack of willingness to part with money.
He is expected to make a decision by the weekend
By Ryan Bailey, @ryanbaileysport