Garry Birtles: I don't mind who the next Nottingham Forest boss is... as long as he's called Nigel
AS long as Nottingham Forest's next manager is called Nigel, I will be a happy man.
Whether it is Nigel Adkins or Nigel Clough, I don't really mind.
But they are the two men I would have right at the top of my shopping list, if I was Fawaz Al Hasawi.
Forget Billy Davies, he is a good manager, but comes with too much baggage. And, while a lot of Forest fans would be glad to see him back, an equal number would not want to see it. Including me.
If they do want somebody with Forest connections, then why not go for Clough?
People are probably fed up of hearing me bang on about what a good job he has done at Derby. But that is only because he has worked wonders on an ever-decreasing budget.
Derby are a force to be reckoned with at home and they have also adopted a style of football that is not too painful on the eye. They play football and, with the squad they have got, they are probably over-achieving.
Equally, Adkins would be a good choice, purely because he has proved, without doubt, that he knows how to make a club successful.
He spent wisely at Southampton, he put together a team that went right from League One, into the Premier League – and looked as though it was going to stabilise in the top flight.
My one fear is that, having been sacked by one over-zealous owner, he might feel like he was jumping out of the frying pan into the fire, if he came to the City Ground.
The next decision the club's owners make has to be a good one, because we are rapidly becoming a laughing stock.
And, trust me, I do not say that lightly.