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With Steve Cotterill out, who will be next at Nottingham Forest?

Forest announced this morning that Steve Cotterill is leaving as manager Photo: PA

With Steve Cotterill out, who will next be in charge at Nottingham Forest? ITV Central Sports Correspondent Steve Clamp gives his view on the favourites for the job.

Darren Ferguson: I've seen Ferguson tipped as the favourite by some bookies. I'm really not sure why.

If the Al-Hasawi family are willing to get rid of the manager who saved the club from relegation, surely they are setting their sites higher than the manager of Peterborough.

Don't get me wrong - he has done a great job with the Posh, but getting them promoted (twice) out of league one is very different to being responsible for making the most of potential multi million pound investment.

I'm not saying he couldn't do the job, but he seems to be no more qualified for it than Cotterill.

Harry Redknapp: His CV speaks for itself, making clubs like West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham fulfil and even exceed their potential. But apparently he's ruled himself out.

Roy Keane: Not one of the out and out favourites but for me the perfect fit. He got Sunderland promoted to the Premier League with relative ease. Admittedly he had a pretty torrid time at Ipswich but even so he remains respected within the game. He is of course a former Nottingham Forest player and has a taste for success having won everything there is as a player with Manchester United... Oh and he's quite scary - no one messes with Roy of the Rovers!

Stuart Pearce: Another former Forest player. He has more managerial experience than Roy Keane and has also managed in the top flight. But he is focused on TeamGB now and Forest need to act quickly to get the right man in.

Billy Davies: Twice led Forest to the play offs, both times just missing out on promotion. He fell out with the previous Forest board, his biggest gripe being lack of transfer funds - that might not be a problem with the rich new owners.

Steve McLaren: He's currently working in Holland. After a disastrous 4 month spell at the City Ground most Forest fans will be hoping he stays there.

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