Sean O’Driscoll insists he is striving to lay down foundations for Nottingham Forest’s long-term future.O’Driscoll was charged with the job of rebuilding Forest in the summer following the takeover of the Club by the Al Hasawi family.
He has overseen a promising start to the campaign and The Reds are just two points adrift of a play-off spot as they prepare to meet East Midland rivals Leicester at The King Power Stadium tomorrow (kick-off 12.45pm).
But O’Driscoll is not just planning a quick fix and is focussed on developing a ‘culture’ that will stand Forest in good stead in the years ahead.
He says: “This club had a culture and a way of doing things that helped them win two European Cups and that was driven by one person, Brian Clough.
“There will never be another Brian Clough or Sir Alex Ferguson for that matter.
“Manchester United will have to evolve without him but the principles will stay in place – it’s just it might take three or four managers before they get it right again.
“I’m trying to put processes in place that will stand this club in good stead in the future. We’re just trying to be consistent in what we do.
“Too many people in football are prone to switching between doom and gloom one week and elation the next.
“We’re still forming as a team – the teams that are coming to the fore in the division, the likes of Cardiff and Leicester, have worked out that throwing around big money doesn’t necessarily work in the Championship.
“Having some financial strength helps but it’s the little things that don’t cost anything that are quite often the most important.”