Forest have made a bold move to lure Clough back to the City Ground.
Owner Fawaz Al Hasawi approached Burton last week for permission to speak to him as a replacement for sacked boss Philippe Montanier.
It would mean Clough finally following in the footsteps of his father Brian at the club where he also made his name as a player.
Clough said: “There has been an approach and we will sit down over the next few days and think about it. The two chairman have already had a discussion but the most important thing was not to let anything distract us from the game today.
“The focus was on the game and we got out of the bottom three. Now I will sit down with the chairman as friends and see what happens. At the moment I don't know what is going to happen."
“Nottingham Forest means a lot to me but Burton Albion do. It would be difficult to leave Burton and these are all the things we need to talk about. It's going to be a difficult couple of days. When I get back home I will start thinking and talking. It's a family decision and my wife and children will play a part in it as they are the most important people."