Billy Davies leading the race for Nottingham Forest job following Blackpool statement
BILLY Davies now seems to be firmly leading the race to become the next manager of Nottingham Forest, after Blackpool announced he would not be taking up the job at Bloomfield Road.
Davies, already regarded as one of the prime contenders overnight, now looks increasingly likely to make a return to the City Ground, for a second spell in charge.
In an official statement, Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston revealed that Davies had rejected their job offer to 'follow another opportunity'.
"I would like to place on record that the club met and discussed the manager's position with Billy Davies on Monday evening," said Oyston. "Contrary to speculation, I can confirm that the meeting concluded with both parties agreeing to speak again on Tuesday.
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"I spoke with Billy on two occasions yesterday and he has decided to follow another opportunity, which is a decision we fully appreciate and understand."
Nigel Adkins, Paolo Di Canio, Roberto Di Matteo, Paul Hart and Paul Ince have all also been linked with the role.
Alex McLeish left the City Ground after only 41 days yesterday, following a series of disagreements with the club's owners.