Forest boss McClaren still bewildered over claims he would walk

Steve McClaren, boss of Championship outfit Nottingham Forest, still cannot understand why rumours started he was about to leave the City ground due to a clash with the board over transfer targets.

Steve McClaren, boss of Championship outfit Nottingham Forest, still cannot understand why rumours started he was about to leave the City ground due to a clash with the board over transfer targets.

A lack of incomings was said to have left him frustrated and considering his position after just two months in the job.

"I don't know where those stories have come from," he told Sky Sports News HD.

"It's never been on the agenda. That's not what I'm here for. I am committed to this squad, I am committed to the club and to the fans that deserve a good team.

"We are trying to build a good team, that's what I am trying to do. It's my job to suggest how that team should be and how that squad should be. It's my job to do that and I will do that in whatever way I can.

"But the main thing is to focus on the rest of the season, focus on this group, which I'm delighted with and pleased to be working with."

McClaren is adamant that he has no issue with Forest owner Nigel Doughty or the club's chief executive Mark Arthur.

"It's always been okay," he said on his relationship with the Forest hierarchy.

"You always have disagreements, you always have teething problems and you always have things at the beginning of relationships that need ironing out and sorting out.

"I think they have been done and I think there has been transparency, we know the parameters we have to work in and I think that has been evident in the transfer market up until the window and will probably be evident in the kind of loan signings that we bring in."

 
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