Former Wolves boss McCarthy interviewed for Forest vacancy

The new owners of Championship Nottingham Forest have confirmed they are talking to former Wolves manager Mick McCarthy over the managerial vacancy at the club.

The new owners of Championship Nottingham Forest have confirmed they are talking to former Wolves manager Mick McCarthy over the managerial vacancy at the club.

"Mick is one of the people we are talking to, but there are others," said Abdulaziz Al-Hasawi. "If he meets our requirements, we would be honoured to work with Mick.

"It is very important for the manager to have good knowledge of this league and the teams involved in it. They must also have an understanding when it comes to working with a club and developing it."

Other candidates for the job are thought to include Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson, former Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane and former Notts County director of football Sven-Goran Eriksson.

"We are looking for somebody with a strong CV, with a lot of experience," Al-Hasawi added. "We want somebody who has good, strong character to come in and inspire the players.

"We have interviewed some people on the phone but we're starting to see people face to face and you get a much better impression when you see them face to face. They are more comfortable and can speak more openly."

Forest's owners are hopeful of announcing their new manager by the end of the week.

 
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