Nottingham Forest are understood to be on the verge of unveiling former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka as their new boss according to BBC Sport.
The 44-year-old Spaniard guided former club Boro to promotion to the English Premier League in his only other managerial role and was well-liked by the club’s fans.
Karanka is poised to take charge of a Forest side which dumped English Premier League giants Arsenal out of the FA Cup on Sunday and after hearing news of his imminent appointment at The City Ground, fans of The Reds were generally pleased with their new arrival.
— Ian McGhie (@ian7363) January 8, 2018
Unbelievably buzzing for Karanka to be named the forest manager. That’s the most pragmatic managerial decision we have made probably in a decade #nffc
— Bradley (@BradleyWhite10) January 8, 2018
Hopefully with the Jose relationship we’ll get the choice of the Man United crop coming through which currently go elsewhere #nffc karanka
— Matt (@mattmeakin83) January 8, 2018
— Will Walters (@Will_Walters53) January 8, 2018
Good appointment for Forest.Time to get behind him & hopefully see an improvement on the pitch #nffc
— Lauz (@ourlauzy) January 8, 2018
Rangers fans were warning us about Warbs. Boro fans are all positive. #nffc
— Deepak Sohal (@Deeler16) January 8, 2018
I just want the new manager to embrace and supplement the youth we have. Don’t break it up with loads of signings #NFFC
— Andrew (@Nesto25) January 8, 2018
Seems a reasonable amount of "wouldn't be my first choice" around Karanka's appointment? Interested to know who would be your first choice in that case…? Stand out candidate in our current situation for me. Positive news #NFFC
— Tom OJ Frost (@Frosty_Tom) January 8, 2018
Ive now done my homework on Aitor Karanka and am happy to welcome him to the City Ground. Considering our league & position, IMO, I dont think we could attract anyone with higher credentials & experience #NFFC
— Lynn (@elinspain) January 8, 2018
If it is #Karanka & it looks like it is…I’ll be curious to see what he does with this crop of Academy graduates, there are more in the pipeline too by all accounts. I hope he builds the team around them. Sunday showed what we are capable of #NFFC
— Will Broome (@williambroome) January 8, 2018
Karanka will take charge of a Forest side which are currently in 14th position in the Sky Bet Championship table. His first match as The Reds boss is likely to be on Saturday evening when Aston Villa are the visitors to The City Ground.