Steve McClaren arrived at the City Ground in the summer claiming that he wanted to make Nottingham Forest a Premier League team once again, although the former England manager has left the Championship club after just ten matches.
Forest lost 3-1 at home to Birmingham on Sunday, a result that leaves them hovering above the relegation zone, with McClaren resigning and stating that the board simply didn’t share his ambition.
“I resigned – they don’t share the ambition that I came for,” said McClaren.
McClaren was rumoured to be leaving the City Ground at the end of August after allegedly being unhappy with the lack of spending during the transfer window. While he dismissed these reports days afterwards, there was clearly no smoke without fire.
Forest chairman Nigel Doughty has also announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the season and appeared to take the blame for the appointment of McClaren, with reports emerging that he regretted getting rid of Billy Davies.
“We should have been more thorough when we appointed Steve,” he said. “I just felt it was a bad decision all round.”