Nottingham Forest sit 18th in the Championship table after claiming just five points from their opening five games, with the Tricky Trees soundly beaten 4-1 at home to West Ham on Sunday which saw Steve McClaren publicly asking for the board to back him with some new signings.
However, fresh faces have not been forthcoming and it now appears that McClaren could be set to walk away from the City Ground after less than three months in charge. It appears that the former Middlesbrough and England boss has gone on holiday with his family to contemplate his future after not being able to spend money on players this week.
Nottingham Forest have kept their silence on the matter, with Forest chief executive Mark Arthur having said in June: “Money has been available in the past. (Chairman) Nigel Doughty has put £25million into the club in the last two seasons.
“Steve will have similar funds available to him if he can identify a player of the quality who will enhance the quality of the current squad.”
It remains to be seen whether McClaren has failed to find the right type of players or whether the board have been reluctant to release the required funds.