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Ex-Rangers, Birmingham, Villa boss McLeish takes Nottingham Forest role

Alex McLeish has been appointed as the new manager at Championship club Nottingham Forest.

The 53-year old former Scotland manager has taken the reins at the City Ground just a day after the club sacked Sean O'Driscoll despite him guiding the side to eighth on the second tier table.

Forest chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi told the club's official website: "I'm delighted to welcome Alex to our club and look forward to working with him.

"Alex took Birmingham to promotion from the Championship and has great experience of working in the Premier League.

"He's hungry for more success and I believe he's the man who can help us fulfil our ambition of making it to the Premier League."

Former Motherwell, Hibernian, Rangers and Birmingham City boss McLeish has been out of work since he was sacked by Aston Villa in May following a disappointing debut season at Villa Park.

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