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Nottingham Forest sack their head of recruitment and head scout

Nottingham Forest are struggling upon their return to the Premier League this season, currently occupying a spot in the relegation zone, and a reliable source has revealed a huge off-field decision at the City Ground.

What’s the latest?

According to The Telegraph’s Midlands football reporter John Percy, the Reds have made the brutal decision to sack their head of recruitment and head scout following the disappointing start to the season.

Percy tweeted: “#nffc have sacked head of recruitment George Syrianos & head scout Andy Scott. Review of summer transfer business and strategy conducted by owner Evangelos Marinakis & sporting director Filippo Giraldi. Process underway to appoint replacements.”

Marinakis is spot on

This may well come as no surprise to most of the club’s supporters and continues to show the ambitious intent of owner Evangelos Marinakis as he endeavours to make Nottingham Forest an established Premier League club once again.

After spending more than £150m on 22 new signings over the summer, it is without question the right decision to part ways with the head of recruitment and head scout, who have failed to deliver upon expectations to match the extortionate amount of money spent in the summer.

Although the three current top-rated players in the squad as per Sofascore (Neco Williams, Morgan Gibbs White and Lewis O’Brien) are all new additions at the City Ground, there is reason to suggest that many of the players brought in were unnecessary signings, especially when you consider how many minutes some of those have played.

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For instance, Giulian Biancone has only played 12 league minutes so far, Emmanuel Dennis has averaged 29 minutes per top-flight game over six appearances and loanee Loic Bade is yet to play a single minute for the team, with a combined transfer fee of £22.3m for that trio according to Transfermarkt.

Despite Marinakis’ clear efforts to rectify the problems that Forest are facing, it could be too little too late at this point, with the Tricky Trees only collecting five points from their nine Premier League outings so far.

Can Nottingham Forest save their season?

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Unless there is an intention to overhaul the squad in January, it could be a very disappointing end to their fairytale return to the top flight after more than two decades away.

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