Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce the appointment of Bobby Downes as the Club’s new Head of Recruitment.Downes, who had been working as part of the Club’s scouting network for a number of years, takes up his new role with immediate effect.
Owner and Chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi said: “Bobby brings a wealth of experience to the role and we’re very pleased to have him on board in such an important position.”
Manager Billy Davies added: “I’m delighted to welcome Bobby to the Club – it’s great to have him as part of the family at The City Ground.”
Downes said: “I am delighted to be joining the Club on a full time basis and look forward to the challenge ahead.”
As a player, Downes made more than 500 appearances for Peterborough, Rochdale, Watford, Barnsley and Blackpool.
He has worked as a coach at Blackpool, Aston Villa, Port Vale, Wolves, Watford and Blackburn and also had a spell as caretaker manager of Wolves.