McLeish joins Nottingham Forest as manager


In English football news, 

Nottingham Forest have appointed Alex McLeish as their new manager. 

That's just 24 hours after the sacking of Sean O'Driscoll as Forest manager. 

The club's Kuwaiti owners insisted this time round, on getting a manager with Premier League experience. 

And Mcleish who's been out of a job since leaving Aston Villa 7 months ago, was the man they went for. 

53 year old McLeish begins work at the City Ground later today, before taking charge of tomorrow's home league clash against Crystal Palace.

Meanwhile, 

Blackburn Rovers sacked manager Henning Berg last night, after just 57 days on the job. 

The Norwegian who was on a 3-year contract, has led the club to just 1 win in 10 matches so far. 

And 2 nights ago, Rovers lost 1-0 to Middlesbrough in what was their 5th defeat in 6 games. 

Blackburn have also fired 3 other members from the coaching staff. 

Presently 17th in the 2nd Division, Blackburn will travel to Barnsley tomorrow.

Still on English football news, 

Newcastle United's top scorer Demba Ba, could leave in the upcoming transfer window because of a release clause in his contract. 

And that's why Magpies manager Alan Pardew is hoping that club will make him stay, by offering a new deal as soon as possible. 

The Senegalese has scored 11 Premier League goals this season. 

But Ba has been linked with a move from St James' Park for a buyout fee of some US$11 million.