Chris Wilder and John Terry linked with Nottingham Forest

By Luke Pawley

Chris Wilder and John Terry are both said to be interested in managing Nottingham Forest.

Wilder is looking for work after leaving Sheffield United at the end of last season, while John Terry resigned from his first team coach role at Aston Villa over the summer.

Forest are currently bottom of the Championship with just one point from their opening five games and manager Chris Hughton is under extreme pressure ahead of today's game with Cardiff City.

According to The Sun, both Wilder and Terry are ready to jump into the hotseat if Hughton's tenure at the City Ground were to come to an end.

Wilder, a former Notts County midfielder, is an experienced manager with over 900 games under his managerial belt.

Terry is much less experienced in the field of coaching, with three years at Aston Villa the only experience he has as part of a management staff to date.

Speaking recently to Sky Sports, Wilder, the more likely candidate based on track records, said he is ready to get back into management.

He said: "I've worked all my life apart from a little period on a building site that didn't last too long!

"I've worked at every level and I want to get back, of course I do. I've missed it. When you've been in the game as long as I've been, you miss it dearly. I've enjoyed the break, it's been great to recharge the batteries and spend time with the family but now I'm ready to rock and roll and get back onto the next challenge.

"The fantastic opportunity of being in the Premier League has allowed me to build relationships with some great operators from Brendan Rodgers to Pep Guardiola to Jose Mourinho to Sean Dyche.

"I've got a huge amount of respect for any manager that manages in the Premier League for a number of years like these guys have done. I've had the ability to tap into them, I've got a couple of invites to watch training and pick people's brains so I'll definitely be taking those up.

"There have been a couple of opportunities. It has to be right for me. The next job is a really important one because I'm getting judged off the back of a relegation and I've not enjoyed that.

"I didn't like it, I've owed it but I want to move on and be part of a club that's inclusive, that's going in the right direction, that's together and that wants to go and achieve."


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