Pearce Out Freedman In

2 February 2015, 06:13 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

It took Forest about the duration of a football match to announce last night that Manager Stuart Pearce had gone and been replaced with Dougie Freedman.

Pearce had been in the job about 7 months.

Freedman, a former Reds player as well, has been out of work since leaving Bolton in October.

Advisory role offered to Pearce

Nottingham Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has told Capital that Stuart Pearce has been offered an advisory role at the club:

'I would like to place on record my gratitude to Stuart Pearce for all his endeavours during his time as manager of Nottingham Forest.

'My decision to relieve Stuart of his duties is the hardest footballing decision I have ever made.

'I came to that decision after a long conversation with Stuart about the best next step for the club. Unfortunately, recent results convinced me it was best to pursue alternative managerial options. I hope our supporters understand my decision.

'Stuart is someone I have always admired and that will never change. For that reason I have offered him an advisory role at the club, which I sincerely hope he accepts so we can all move forward together.

'Thank you all for your continued support.'