The future of manager Aitor Karanka at Nottingham Forest is a hot topic of debate for some sections of the fanbase and it’s a reasonably often visited topic by the media as well.
Following significant spending over the summer transfer window based on the clubs more recent adventures and Financial Fair Play problems, it has already been suggested in some quarters that owner Evangelos Marinakis had previously expressed his concern at our inconsistent season.
The Championship table doesn’t make for bad viewing as we are sat in seventh place, two points from the Play-Off spots and we have only lost two league clashes so far. The issue is the number of draws we have picked up so far.
Some will see the draws as a sign of battling to a point when you can’t win, others see it simply as a failure to win.
With EFL Cup defeat to Burton Albion despite our face value league position, it’s not a great surprise to see Karanka’s future talked about again and Calciomercato have claimed an exclusive this week, suggesting that Sporting Lisbon have already been in touch in an effort to entice him to them.
Compensation of around £5million is suggested.
The claim appears to be they have initiated talks with Karanka directly, and not the club so there’s an issue there, as is the fact they can’t spell ‘Forest’ correctly.
Whatever truth there might be to this report, I imagine it will go over favourably with those not impressed with our performances so far and those who focus on five wins from 15.
I can’t see anything coming of the rumours unless we edge significantly away from the promotion spots as Marinakis isn’t going to overly care about how pretty on the eye we are at points, he’s just looking at chances of promotion.