Nottingham Forest confirmed the appointment of Philippe Montanier as the club’s head coach on 27 June 2016.
The former Rennes and Real Sociedad manager arrives at The City Ground on a two-year deal following a playing career which saw him make over 300 appearances for clubs including Toulouse, Nantes and Saint-Etienne.
After ending his career as a goalkeeper, the Frenchman took charge of Boulogne in 2004 and, during his final season, secured promotion to Ligue 1 for the first time in the club’s history.
A brief spell in charge of Valenciennes followed before Montanier was appointed as head coach at Spanish side Real Sociedad in 2011. He exceeded all expectations in the 2012-13 season as he guided the club to a fourth-place finish in La Liga and subsequent qualification for the Champions League.
At the expiration of his contract with Sociedad, Montanier took over the reigns at French club Rennes. During his three-year spell with the Ligue 1 side, Montanier steered them to the Coupe de France final in 2014.
Director of Football
Nottingham Forest have appointed Pedro Pereira as the club’s new director of football.
Pereira is a football professional with extensive experience in scouting and development and has a thorough understanding of international football. He has served in both administrative and technical positions in different clubs including at Portuguese side Sporting Braga where he spent 13 years, the majority of which as the club’s CEO.
During his time with Braga the club twice participated in the UEFA Champions League group stage and also enjoyed ten seasons in the UEFA Europa League, reaching the final in 2011.
So far in his career Pereira has been responsible for the transfers of players such as Rafa Silva, Felipe Pardo, André Pinto, Willy Boly, Stanislav Kritciuk, Aderlan Santos, Eder, Nikola Kalinic, Christian Tello and many others.
During the 2015-16 season Pereira held the role of Sport Director at ACF Fiorentina as the Italians finished fifth in Serie A. This helped the club secure qualification to the group stage of the Europa League for the upcoming campaign.