Nottingham Forest have offered Aitor Karanka their vacant head coach’s job according to a report from Sky Sports.

Forest have been without a manager after they decided to sack Mark Warburton on New Years Eve following a poor run of form. The club need a new boss to keep their hopes of promotion alive and were hoping to make a quick appointment so whoever came in could shape the squad in the rest of the January transfer window.

And it appears that Forest have found their new manager. They have offered the job to Karanka who was previously at Middlesbrough. His job at Teesside was the first time he was manager but got the job on the back of being the assistant manager at Real Madrid. He would do very well as guided the Boro to the Premier League but would end up getting sacked back in March as it became apparent that they would be relegated back to the Sky Bet Championship.

While Karanka is currently in Spain, he is set to return to England in the next 48 hours so he can finalise this deal and become the new manager of Middlesbrough. The hope by the ownership is that they will be able to get Karanka in as the new head coach in time for this week’s match against Aston Villa. And then after that the Spaniard will have the tough job of trying to get the East Midlands team in the battle for a spot in the top six.

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