Numerous whisperings around Nottingham have suggested that Nottingham Forest are looking to add Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark to their managerial wishlist as the club begin their search for Steve McClaren’s successor at The City Ground.
Steve McClaren resigned late on Sunday evening after leaving the club wallowing just above the Championship relegation zone.
Although it is doubtful that Nottingham Forest will make a decision for a few weeks yet, Lee Clark looks to be one name that has been thrown in the hat having lifted Huddersfield into 5th place in Npower League One. The former Newcastle United, Sunderland and Fulham midfielder has been in charge of the Terriers since 2008 and it has been his first managerial role since leaving his post as coach for Newcastle United who at the time were under the management of Glenn Roeder.
Clark may not be the first name on everyone’s lips when it comes to wanting a manager with perhaps a bit more pedigree however the 38 year old is only the second manager to have been awarded the Manager of the Month award three times in a single season, matching that of Wigan Athletic’s Roberto Martinez whilst he was at Swansea City.
Although Nottingham Forest will have to take the decision to appoint a new manager very carefully given their current position in the league, Lee Clark certainly looks a viable option but until a decision is made it is likely that Rob Kelly will take over the team picking duties until a suitable replacement for McClaren has been found.