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ITV Central understands Pearce to be named as new Forest manager

ITV understands Stuart Pearce is set to be announced as new Nottingham Forest manager
ITV understands Stuart Pearce is set to be announced as new Nottingham Forest manager Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

ITV News Central understands Stuart Pearce is set to be unveiled as the new manager of Nottingham Forest.

The club has called a press conference at 12.30pm today.

This comes after the club owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi dismissed Billy Davies on March 24 after eight games without a win.

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Stuart Pearce: "Im still chatting with Nottingham Forest"

Former Nottingham Forest captain Stuart Pearce has confirmed he is still in talks with the club about becoming their new manager.

It follows Billy Davies' sacking last month.

Will Stuart Pearce make a return to the City Ground? Credit: Chris Radburn/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Pearce, who played at Forest for 12 years, turned down the job last week, but it now appears he may have made a u-turn.

He told talkSPORT: "I'm still chatting with Nottingham Forest. That will continue. That's the best I can say at the moment."

READ: Stuart Pearce odds 1/10 to take Nottingham Forest vacancy

Stuart Pearce odds 1/10 to take Nottingham Forest vacancy

Will former Nottingham Forest captain Stuart Pearce make a return to the City Ground? Credit: Scott Heppell/PA Wire

The latest odds for Nottingham Forest manager role:

Stuart Pearce - 1/10

Gianfranco Zola - 16/1

Gary Brazil - 16/1

Steve Clarke - 16/1

Leonardo Jardim - 18/1

Malky Mackay - 18/1

Glenn Hoddle - 25/1

Dean Saunders - 28/1

Nigel Clough - 28/1

Roy Keane - 28/1

Brian Laws - 28/1

(Odds courtesy of SkyBet and correct at time of publication)

Midlands Matchday Live: The scores at the final whistle

The 90 minutes are up! See how your team has got on here... Credit: ITV News Central

Premier League:

  • Stoke 1 - 0 Hull City
  • West Brom 3 - 3 Cardiff City

Championship:

  • Birmingham City 2 - 4 Bournemouth
  • Derby County 3 - 0 Charlton Athletic
  • Ipswich Town 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest

League One:

  • Crewe Alexandra 1 - 2 Coventry City
  • MK Dons 0 - 1 Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Notts County 2 - 0 Colchester
  • Stevenage 1 - 1 Port Vale
  • Walsall 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Town

League Two:

  • Mansfield Town 1 - 0 AFC Wimbledon
  • Northampton Town 0 - 3 Bury
  • York City 0 - 0 Burton Albion

Midlands Matchday Live: The half-time scores

See all the half-time scores for our teams in the Midlands Credit: ITV News Central

Premier League:

  • Stoke 0 - 0 Hull City
  • West Brom 2 - 1 Cardiff City

Championship:

  • Birmingham City 0 - 3 Bournemouth
  • Derby County 2 - 0 Charlton Athletic
  • Ipswich Town 0 - 1 Nottingham Forest

League One:

  • Crewe Alexandra 0 - 1 Coventry City
  • MK Dons 0 - 0 Wolverhampton Wanderers
  • Notts County 2 - 0 Colchester
  • Stevenage 0 - 0 Port Vale
  • Walsall 1 - 0 Shrewsbury Town

League Two:

  • Mansfield Town 1 - 0 AFC Wimbledon
  • Northampton Town 0 - 2 Bury
  • York City 0 - 0 Burton Albion

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Nottingham Forest manager vacancy: Latest odds

Billy Davies was sacked on Monday for Forest for a second time Credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

Nottingham Forest are not only searching for their first win in eight league games but they are also on the hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Billy Davies earlier this week.

Forest travel to Ipswich in the Championship this afternoon.

But who is the current favourite to take the vacancy at the City Ground?

Gianfranco Zola - 9/4

Steve Clarke - 6/1

Martin O'Neil - 6/1

Glenn Hoddle - 6/1

Malky Mackay - 7/1

Nigel Clough - 8/1

Leonardo Jardim - 14/1

Dean Saunders - 16/1

Roy Keane - 20/1

Stuart Pearce - 25/1

(Odds courtesy of SkyBet and correct at time of publication)

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