Patrick Vieira To Nottingham Forest
Young coach Patrick Vieira has been officially named the manager of Nottingham Forest F.C. following his resignation as Blackpool manager.
This afternoon it was made official that Patrick Vieira
would be the man to take Nottingham Forest
forward, dispelling very popular rumours that suggested he was on the verge of signing a contract with QPR
. The news comes only days after Vieira announced his resignation from Blackpool
, citing that he had different ambitions to the club and had to look elsewhere for his future.
"Becoming permanent Blackpool manager was never really on the cards,"
Vieira admitted at his unveiling as Nottingham Forest head-coach. "The board couldn't give me the backing that I needed to succeed. Here, I have room to maneuver. At Blackpool I could only really afford one or two free agents, and that was enough to save us from relegation, but if you're a club who wants to be promoted to the Premier League, it's not substantial enough."
"I am really looking forward to managing Forest,"
Vieira responded when asked about his expectations and goals as Forest's main man. "Me an the board discussed our vision for the club and we agreed that we'd like to be in the Premier League in the next couple of seasons. Of course, that's a very big ask because it's such a competitive league but we are setting our sights high."
The East Midlands team finished a disappointing 15th place in the Championship last season, marking the 16th consecutive year since the club were playing Premier League football. It is rumoured that Vieira plans to make some very big changes at the club and for Forest to be particularly active in the window, both with ingoing players, and with outgoing players.