Nottingham Forest insist they're not in talks with Glenn Hoddle about the manager's job.

Former Tottenham and England boss Hoddle was among the favourites for the role along with Mick McCarthy, Darren Ferguson and ex-Forest star Roy Keane.

But Abdulaziz Al Hasawi said: "We have not spoken to Glenn Hoddle."

He added: "Steve Cotterill was a good steward for Forest during difficult times, but we felt we needed a fresh start.

"We are in discussions with four or five well-known figures in the football world, who have a perfect understanding of this league, and hopefully in a week all matters should be finalised and it will be revealed.

"We are looking for the best in the business. We will start meeting people within a day. We have to secure this within the next three or four days because we have to get started."