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Metgod joins the U.A.E

21 March 2019

Nottingham Forest Director John Metgod has left the club to take up a new role in international football as from 1st April 2019.

The former Forest midfielder was appointed to the board of directors at The City Ground in the summer of 2017 and the Dutchman now departs the club by mutual consent to take on a new role as assistant coach of the U.A.E national team.

Metgod said: "I have very much enjoyed my time at the club and I would like to wish Martin and the team the best of luck for the remainder of the season.

"Everyone knows about my love for the people at the club and in the city so this was a very difficult decision for me. The club is moving in the right direction both on and off the pitch and it is a very exciting time for all connected, especially the supporters. The new stadium redevelopments prove the ambition of the owner and board members and I have no doubt they will take this club back where it belongs in the Premier League.

“However the opportunity to get back on the grass and the day-to-day involvement with the football department is a role I have started to miss so this opportunity appealed to me greatly.

"The club have said I am always welcome back to The City Ground, so I intend to return and support the team whenever I can. I would also like to place on record my gratitude to Mr Marinakis for trusting in me two years ago when he brought me into the club, and extend my thanks to those at the club for allowing me to pursue this next stage of my career in football.”

Everyone at Nottingham Forest would like to thank John for all his efforts whilst at the club and wish him all the very best with his new venture.

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