We didn't expect that!
As the press gathered in the press room eager to see the unveiling of the new manager to continue on from Billy Davies, we all didn't expect what came next. Former Forest player Matt Cole took the limelight to see if he had what it takes to be then new Forest manager. Cole took charge of Forest after the former manager Billy Davies was in a major car accident and forgot who he was and what he did! Davies will need to be in and out of hospital for almost a year and he and he can’t remember his own name! So he and his family decided it would best if he stepped down!
Many Forest fans will not have heard of the name Matt Cole before as his career didn't last very long. Coming up from the youths Cole looked a hot prospect and was being targeted by many big clubs such as both halves of Manchester, Liverpool and Real Madrid. However when playing for the reserves after a smaller injury former Forest player Kris Commons also coming back from injury tackled him as what only can only be described as an "unforgettable challenge" after a torrid night trying to mark the Cole. Cole was rushed to hospital to only see his football career go down the drainpipe.
Cole stated he had "a new goal in life. To make the tricky trees champions once more!" However it will be an uphill battle facing the likes of Hull, Burnley, Cardiff and QPR to try and gain promotion to the big league! Forest fans were startled today to find out was Cole taking the hot seat with one fan saying "Get him out; he doesn't have the credentials to be a top team manager just yet." However this was one of the first questions asked by the press saying "Do you think you'll do a good job you have never been at any club before and now you sit here as manager!" Cole replied "You may not know who I am, I have played at top level well only for a very short amount of time, but I still know how the lads feel when going out there. Furthermore I have been trained by some top managers after my injury for example I got a phone call off Kenny Dalglish to explain to me how to get into management and what is key for success. However the big question looming over will Cole do a good job at Forest?
I closed my laptop down and thought to myself "only time will tell!" This brought me back to thinking about the interview where I saw famous faces such as Sam Allardyce, Chris Houghton and not other the Sven Goran Erikson! The interview was long and tough but it looked like the board showed a real liking to me. Well they must have getting the job in front of those talented Managers! Once I’d finished I was sitting next Chris Houghton who gave me some top tips. He said “If you don’t get this job try and try again you’ll get a break I’m sure of it.” Me and him got on like a house on fire and we still keep in contact. It has been one extraordinary week for me and my life is going to change forever but I still can’t believe this real what a way to get into Management starting at Nottingham Forest!
Bellow: Sven looking bewildered about Cole getting the job!
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