Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Commercial Director and Nottingham Forest fan Michael Temple has been sharing his thoughts on who he would like to see replace Chris Hughton at the Midlands club.
On the subject of who he would like to see come in to replace Hughton, Temple highlighted Eddie Howe as one of his preferred candidates for the role (3:46):
“The name that leaps off the pages who I would like to come in is Eddie Howe just because of his profile, the work he’s done before, his track record, but I don’t think he fits the mould of what we’re looking to appoint.
“The person in spec seems to be willing and able to work with young players, willing and able to work within a structure and a record of success at Championship level.”
TIF Thoughts on Michael Temple’s comments on his wishes to see Howe replace Hughton…
Taking into account how Forest have lost six out of their opening seven league games of the season, it’s easy to see why Hughton was sacked.
In terms of Howe potentially taking over at Forest, given his decent record of managing in the Championship, as Temple mentioned in the podcast, it’s easy to see why Temple thinks he could be a good fit at the Midlands club. He has won 73, drawn 41 and lost 54 of the 168 games he’s managed in the second tier.
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However, with The Athletic recently reporting that Steve Cooper is on Forest’s radar to replace Hughton, and is “prominent in the club’s thinking,” it seems as though Howe might not be in the frame for the position at the moment in the eyes of those at the club.
In our view, given the disastrous start to their season, Forest will have to make sure they bring someone in as soon as possible to turn their fortunes around at this early stage of the campaign, whether it be Cooper, Howe or any other potential candidate.