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Saturday 17 March 2018

McCarthy doesn't fancy Nottingham Forest job

Mick McCarthy has pulled out of the running to be Nottingham Forest's next manager after talks with the club.

Forest's new owners confirmed they held initial talks with McCarthy about the managerial post, but the former Republic of Ireland boss is reported to have withdrawn his interest in the position.

The Kuwaiti-based Al-Hasawi family took control of Forest last week, immediately deciding to sack Steve Cotterill. The new owners, who aim to get the club back in the Premier League, were unveiled at a press conference on Saturday.

At the media gathering one of the owners, Abdulaziz Al-Hasawi, revealed they had opened talks with McCarthy, who has proved his credentials at Championship level by guiding both Sunderland and Wolves to the Premier League as champions in 2005 and '09.

Peterborough manager Darren Ferguson and Roy Keane, who has also won promotion from the Championship as Sunderland boss, are also thought to be contenders to replace Cotterill.

Irish Independent

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