Forest to reopen Pearce talks

  • Last Updated: March 31 2014, 14:06 BST

Nottingham Forest are to reopen talks with Stuart Pearce over their vacant manager's job, according to Sky sources.

Stuart Pearce: Former England U21 boss set for further talks with Nottingham Forest
Stuart Pearce: Former England U21 boss set for further talks with Nottingham Forest

Pearce turned the job down last week, citing personal reasons, but it is understood that the Sky Bet Championship club are now in talks over a longer contract offer.

Former England U21 manager Pearce, who spent 12 years with Forest as a player, was strongly linked with the position after Billy Davies was sacked last week.

The 51-year-old was caretaker manager at the City Ground during the 1996-97 season before going on to manage Manchester City.

Malky Mackay, Steve Clarke, Roberto Di Matteo, Neil Warnock and Gianfranco Zola have also been linked with Forest since Davies' departure, but it appears Pearce is now owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi's first choice.


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