Dane Murphy will be appointed the new Nottingham Forest CEO next week.
That’s according to a claim made by The Athletic journalist Daniel Taylor, who revealed in a post on Twitter that the former Barnsley chief executive is currently in America, but will be flying into Nottingham at some point next week to begin his new role at The City Ground.
Taylor goes on to state that Taymour Roushdi will be following Murphy from Barnsley, taking up a senior operational role at Forest, while George Syrianos, formerly of VfB Stuttgart, will become the Garibaldi’s new head of recruitment.
Considering the way things have been going for Nottingham Forest both on and off the pitch in recent times, the news that there has been a rather dramatic shakeup in the boardroom this summer should leave fans of the club buzzing.
Indeed, Murphy appears to be a CEO who has a very clear idea of exactly the type of managerial and playing targets he likes to operate within his side, with his appointment of a young, exciting and attack-minded coach in Valerien Ismael proving to be something of a masterstroke for Barnsley last year.
Meanwhile, the appointment of George Syrianos as the club’s new head of recruitment also appears to be a step in the right direction for Forest, with the new addition previously holding the role of head of analytics at Stuttgart, suggesting that Hughton’s side will now be taking a data-led approach to their transfer business.
As such, things very much appear to be on the up at The City Ground ahead of next season, something that, following a rather shocking summer transfer window 12 months ago and a subsequent 17th place finish in the Championship last time out, is likely to come as a relief for all involved with the club.