Poor start to the season leaves City Ground side counting the cost.
Manager Steve McClaren and chairman Nigel Doughty have both resigned from their roles at Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest.
McClaren held a two-hour meeting with Doughty, who will remain as the club’s owner, after Sunday’s 3-1 defeat against Birmingham at the City Ground.
Former England boss McClaren had been in charge at Forest since 13 June.
Forest are currently fourth from bottom in the Championship, having collected eight points from 10 games.
McClaren was reportedly unhappy about being unable to sign two loan players.
“He was going to walk out anyway, I understand,” said BBC Radio 5 live’s Pat Murphy. “He’d hoped to go out on a high note after the game today against Birmingham.
“He was upset at not being able to secure two Premiership players on loan terms. The chairman felt the wages would be too high.”
SOURCE: BBC Sport
Whilst it was perhaps no huge surprise that Steve McClaren chose to fall on his sword, I have to say I am a little surprised that chairman Nigel Doughty did likewise. The City Ground side successive top six finishes under Billy Davies but things have not gone so well this season with Nottingham Forest just above the drop zone with just two wins from ten matches thus far this season.