Dougie Freedman

02 Feb 2015

PEARCE OUT & FREEDMAN IN AT THE CITY GROUND

Dougie Freedman has been appointed Nottingham Forest manager after the club dismissed Stuart Pearce. 

Pearce, who took over last summer, was dismissed on Sunday, with Freedman named as his successor soon afterwards. 

Forest began the season well but Pearce has paid for a run of six defeats in seven, though he has been offered an advisory role at the club. 

Freedman, a former Forest player, has managed in the Championship with Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers. 

He enjoyed a promising start to his managerial career, taking over at Crystal Palace in January 2011 and guiding the struggling club to Championship safety. 

In 2012 the Scot opted to join Championship side Bolton. He steered them clear of a relegation battle and narrowly missed out on qualifying for the play-offs. 

He left the club in 2014 by mutual consent after a run of one win in the first 10 league games of the season.