Date: 2nd September 2011 at 7:21pm
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Good news from Nottingham Forest this afternoon, in the form of an official statement, where manager Steve McClaren has quashed rumours that he was set to quit.

If you take the statement at face value, it appears that there was no chance of McClaren leaving the club. But there’s no smoke without fire as they say and the fact that the news made the back page of virtually every national newspaper today and the comments made earlier this week by the manager, suggest there was alot more to the headlines than the club would have us believe.

The decision by McClaren hopefully means that he will now get the backing he requires to deliver the remit set out by his employers when he took charge 3 months ago. If not, then it’s only a matter of time before this entire episode flares up again.

If McClaren had resigned his position, it would have brought severe pressure on chairman Nigel Doughty and his CEO Mark Arthur. The fallout from such an event and the backlash that was already underway throughout the Forest Internet community, would have made life very tough for the hierarchy at the club. This should finally pave the way for some investment in the squad.

We’ll know soon enough if that’s the case, because the loan window reopens on September 8. By the time that comes around, McClaren will be waiting to see what has transpired, in the shape of new players for his squad. Any new signings at that stage will have to be for an initial 93 days, so he’ll be looking for deals with longer term promises attached to them.

Official club statement:

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6 Replies to “McClaren Pledges Future To NFFC”

  • yes but employed him at what price its teething problems yes and artur made it worse saying that steve says no transfer kitty arthur says nigel says keep your mouth shut we will give you a wisdom tooth steve replies whats that arthur says a fdew extra quid in your pay packet WAKE YOU FOREST FANS SMELL THE GRAVY THIS IS A COVER UP

  • yes but employed him at what price its teething problems yes and artur made it worse saying that steve says no transfer kitty arthur says nigel says keep your mouth shut we will give you a wisdom tooth steve replies whats that arthur says a fdew extra quid in your pay packet WAKE YOU FOREST FANS SMELL THE GRAVY THIS IS A COVER UP

  • dont listen to pleat he s spurs ex crap these board members have creamed it wasting money keeping mclaren and for garry birtles forest fans have been crying out for nicky shorey for 2 year or left back that s how slow the board is wake up forest fans mclaren s been fetched here to do a paul hart make lewis mcguigan then sell him and the rest we were a selling club and thats what nigel d wants again 200% spot on

  • dont listen to pleat he s spurs ex crap these board members have creamed it wasting money keeping mclaren and for garry birtles forest fans have been crying out for nicky shorey for 2 year or left back that s how slow the board is wake up forest fans mclaren s been fetched here to do a paul hart make lewis mcguigan then sell him and the rest we were a selling club and thats what nigel d wants again 200% spot on

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