When speaking in an interview with Sky Sports News, Gary Rowett has revealed he would be interested in the vacant Nottingham Forest managerial position if the structure of the club was to change.
The 42-year-old was sacked by Birmingham City in December and was heavily linked with a move to Forest last month. After speculation had quieted down, Rowett revealed to Sky Sports of his interest in managing the Championship club in the future, but on his terms.
“The thing with Forest is, and I can be honest and open, with any job you look at the structure of the club,
“You look at where you think that club is at the minute and can you honestly go in and give that your best shot?
“What I would say, if you look at three or four weeks ago when the link was there, I felt that was very difficult for me to do should the opportunity arise. That was something that didn’t really interest me at the time.
“I think the job Gary Brazil and Jack Lester have done since has been phenomenal and much-needed because it’s taken them out of those bottom positions.
“If the structure was to change and I felt there was more support for the manager long-term and a long-term plan for where they want to be – because I want to get to the Premier League with a club or at least feel like there is that ambition – then of course Nottingham Forest is an amazing club with great history.” Rowett said.
“It would be a job that most managers, along with myself, would be interested in.”
Nottingham Forest are currently under control of caretaker manager Gary Brazil, who is now the boss for the remainder of the season, and has won three of his four games in charge. The Championship outfit are in 15th place and a huge 13 points adrift of the play-off zone. Their next fixture is a trip to Carrow Road to face Norwich City on Saturday.