Former Nottingham Forest academy coach Jack Lester could consider reapplying for his role at The City Ground.

The 42-year-old former Reds striker is currently out of work after leaving his post as manager of relegated Sky Bet League Two club Chesterfield last month and may consider a return to coaching.

Lester left his role within Forest’s academy system in September last year to take up his first managerial job at Chesterfield. The well-respected coach was unable to stop the rot at the Proact Stadium as the Spireites dropped out of the English Football League with a whimper.

Gareth Holmes took temporary charge of the Nottingham Forest Development Squad for the remainer of this season following Lester’s departure. The Reds have recently advertised the job and with former coach Lester out of work and having struggled in his first spell in senior management, it would make perfect sense for him to consider a return to his former role at Forest.

Lester is yet to confirm his interest in the Forest role but there is no doubting the fact that he is one of the best academy coaches in the country and he holds his former club very close to his heart.

Forest could do much worse than to reappoint Lester and the club should certainly consider contacting him as they look to continue their young production line of talent.


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