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First-team backroom staff appointments

18 August 2020

Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm four new additions to the first-team backroom staff ahead of the 2020-21 season.

Ahmed Kantari and Guilherme Ramos have joined the club as first team assistant coaches, Olivier Pedemas joins as goalkeeping coach and Arnaldo Abrantes becomes the club’s head of performance.

Kantari is a former Moroccan international defender and moves to The City Ground after spending the 2019-20 campaign as assistant coach at French side Valenciennes. Ramos has worked at Portuguese side Estoril and in the Champions League with APOEL in Cyprus.

Pedemas links up with Sabri Lamouchi once again having worked together at El Jaish in Qatar and with the Ivory Coast national side, and the Frenchman boasts a playing career of more than 400 matches in France.

Abrantes has extensive experience in the performance and medical profession, both in and out of sport, with the Portuguese listing Estoril and the Portuguese Athletics Federation among his former employers.

The club can also confirm that assistant coaches David Barriac, Jean-Paul Ancian, Roberto Berghenti, as well as goalkeeping coach Ian Bennett, have all left the club. The club would like to thank them for their efforts and wish them well for the future.

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