Forest manager Freedman only has a ‘three-month deal’ says Fawaz

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman only has a contract until the end of the season, according to Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi.

The former Crystal Palace and Bolton manager replaced Stuart Pearce in early February on what was reported to be an 18-month deal.

However, Al Hasawi has said the agreement only runs until the end of the season but he has been impressed with the results since Freedman was appointed.

“We only signed for three months and in the end we will decide for both of us if he will continue for next season,” he said, speaking to the BBC.

“I’m talking on a daily basis with him on the phone. It seems like he’s doing a good job and I would like him to stay. I would like to see good results for Forest. This is the most important thing to me.”

He said to me, ‘Fawaz, we’re going to work with each other and then you’re going to tell me if you really like my work’. He wanted the contract to be like this, just to sign for three months.

Forest Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi on the agreement in place with Freedman

He also said that Stuart Pearce could still play a role at the club in the future despite turning down the chance to stay on in an advisor role after being sacked.

“I told Stuart to stick around to be a consultant or an advisor at the club but he was reluctant to be seen as interfering,” he said.

“I told him about his role. He came back to me and he said ‘Fawaz, I’ve thought about it and I’ve decided not to take this job now, maybe later on’.”

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