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Forest are lucky to have top man at the helm

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England Under 21 boss Stuart Pearce has applauded the appointment of Steve McClaren as the new Nottingham Forest manager.

Pearce, who played for 12 seasons at Forest, is confident his former side have got of the best managers in the business in the former Wolfsburg, FC Twente, England, and Middlesbrough man.

"They have employed, in my mind, one of the best coaches/managers, the game has got to offer," said the club legend.

"He is a great appointment. Over the last few years Forest have been very unfortunate to just miss out on the Premiership but this is another step forward. When you look at the structure of the club, it is a sensible club and a great one to work for.

 

"The one thing they have to do is view the glass as half full and say, 'we have gone close, we have progressed so when we do arrive in the Premiership we will be ready for it'. It will be another step forward.

Pearce went on to suggest that whilst English clubs have a history of undervaluing home grown managers, McClaren’s success on the continent at FC Twente and his then appointment at Wolfsburg speak volumes for the calibre of the manager.

"At club level, Steve has been fantastically successful with what he is working with. Then he has gone abroad and won a championship with a club (FC Twente) who had not won it before," Pearce continued.

"He has managed in Germany and he is an outstanding coach, being involved with Manchester United when they won the European Cup. He has so much experience and sometimes in this country we do not revere our coaches in the way we should. He is a case in point. Forest are very lucky to have him as their manager."


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Championship
Premier League
Manchester United
Nottingham Forest
Stuart Pearce
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