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Nottingham Forest FC Staff Profiles

Dougie Freedman

Dougie Freedman was appointed on 1 February 2015, replacing Stuart Pearce as manager.

The City Ground is familiar territory for Freedman, who played there between 1998-2000. He signed from Wolverhampton Wanderers following The Reds’ promotion to the Premier League and went on to score 23 goals for the club.

Freedman arrived with previous managerial experience from spells at Crystal Palace and Bolton Wanderers.

A former Palace striker, Freedman gained coaching experience with the Eagles towards the end of his playing career before later returning to the club as assistant to former Forest manager Paul Hart. He went on to take the managerial reins at Selhurst Park, steering Palace away from relegation to League One in 2010-11.

He left the club fourth in the Championship in October 2012, moving to Bolton Wanderers. He galvanised the Lancashire outfit, who were languishing towards the bottom before his arrival, leading the team on a run which almost saw them claim a play-off place at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Freedman left Wanderers in October 2014 and was chosen by owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi as the man to take Forest forward.

Last updated: 02/02/15