Pleat Axe For The Good Of NFFC or To Appease Fans?
Breaking news on all the news feeds this evening, report that Nottingham Forest have parted company with David Pleat.
Pleat joined the club in 2006 as a football consultant, with the supposed aim of helping then manager Colin Calderwood recruit new signings and to advise the club on all manner of football related issues.
He was heavily criticised by former manager Billy Davies, for his involvement in the clubs' much maligned Acquisitions Panel and according to some reports tonight, was sacked on the recommendation of manager Steve McClaren.
With feelings running high amongst many supporters over the clubs' lack of investment, failure to bring in new players, current form and league standing, this could be viewed as a way of placating those disgruntled fans. With talk of supporter protests at the game against Birmingham at the weekend, this move may be seen by some as a way of deflecting attention away from the board.