Nottingham Forest: Alex McLeish profile
Former Scotland manger, Alex McLeish, was the bookies favourite to take the vacant manager job at Nottingham Forest.
McLeish started his managerial career in Scotland with spells at Motherwell and Hibernian before he went on to win two SPL titles, three Scottish League Cups and two Scottish Cups with Rangers.
He then took over the Scottish national team in 2007 and managed a historic 1-0 win against France in Paris - one of Scotland's most memorable victories.
The 53 year-old then managed West Midlands clubs, Birmingham and Aston Villa.
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It could have been his Championship experience that made him the front runner for the Forest hot seat as he guided Birmingham to promotion to the Premier League in 2009.
McLeish also had cup success at the Blues with a 2-1 League cup final victory over Arsenal in 2011.
That victory was the catalyst for a poor run of results which eventually saw Birmingham relegated in the same season.
His next job was at West Midlands rivals Aston Villa. McLeish endured an unhappy time at Villa as he recorded the lowest win percentage of any other Villa manager. As a former Blue he never endeared himself to the Aston Villa fans and was eventually sacked in May this year.
The Nottingham Forest Chairman, Fawaz Al Hasawi, who uses Twitter to communicate with fans, Tweeted:"I'm grateful for the opinions of our fans. Please be assured I'm working hard to do the right thing for our club."
Read how we broke the story of Sean O'Driscoll's shock departure here.