John Pemberton today expressed his delight at securing a return to Nottingham Forest.The 47 year old has been re-appointed to The Reds’ coaching staff as Professional Development Coach.
He spent more than a decade on Forest’s coaching staff but lost his job when Billy Davies reshuffled his backroom resources in 2009.
And Pemberton told us: “Not everyone in football is fortunate enough to get the opportunity to turn back the clock and go back to a club … but I have been.
“Everyone knows that I’ve got great affection for Nottingham Forest having spent 13/14 enjoyable years here – it’s a Club I know really well.
“My role will involve working with the Under 21s and putting together a development group, similar to the one we had when I was at the club before when we had Brendan Moloney, Emile Sinclair, Matt Thornhill and Lewis McGugan.
“It’s about trying to bridge the gap between Sean O’Driscoll and his staff at first team level and Nick Marshall and Gary Brazil at Academy level.”
Click here to watch the interview on Forest Player.