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Nottingham Forest Want Harry Redknapp To Be Their New Manager

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Nottingham Forest’s new owners want Harry Redknapp to lead the club back to the Premier League.

Kuwaiti tycoon Fawaz Al Hasawi completed his takeover of the club yesterday and his first action will be to relieve Steve Cotterill of his managerial duties at the City Ground.

Al Hasawi, who is a member of one of the richest families in Kuwait, has identified former Spurs boss Redknapp as the big name manager to replace Cotterill at Forest and will offer the 65-year-old a lucrative salary and the promise of a substantial transfer kitty.

It is thought that Redknapp, who is one of the candidates for the vacant Russia job but is not keen on the role, is holding out for a Premier League position but will consider any offer made to him by the two-time European Champions.

Cotterill, meanwhile, is understood to be resigned to his fate. The 47-year-old joined Forest in October 2011 but after a strong start, Forest faltered and eventually narrowly  avoided the drop, finishing 19th.

Redknapp was strongly linked with the England manager’s job before Roy Hodgson’s appointment, after leading Spurs to two top four finishes in three seasons. The former Portsmouth boss has also been linked with Chelsea and a big-money move to the UAE and if he was to join Forest it would be a considerable coup of behalf of the Championship club’s new management.


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