Nottingham Forest confirm appointment of Filippo Giraldi as sporting director as boss Steve Cooper clings to job | The SunOctober 5, 2022
NOTTINGHAM FOREST have confirmed the appointment of Filippo Giraldi as sporting director ahead of a major reshuffle at the struggling Premier League club.
The newly promoted side are sat rock bottom of the table after eight games.
Four points from an available 24 isn't seen as good enough considering Forest splashed £150million on 23 NEW players in the summer transfer window.
And owner Evangelos Marinakis is keen to take drastic action with manager Steve Cooper, CEO Dane Murphy and recruitment chiefs George Syrianos and Andy Scott all at threat of losing their jobs.
The first move of the reshuffle has been to bring ex-Watford technical director Giraldi to the club.
Giraldi's nine-year spell at Watford came to an end at the end of 2020 following the club’s relegation from the Prem in the previous season.
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Forest considering replacing Cooper with NY Red Bulls boss Struber
The Italian will take up the role as sporting director at Forest.
He could have a new manager to work with soon.
SunSport exclusively revealed Forest could replace Cooper with New York Red Bulls head coach Gerhard Struber.
Struber, 45, worked as a coach at the Red Bull Salzburg academy before impressing at Barnsley in the 2019/20 campaign during an 11-month stint that saw him help them to Championship survival.
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He has been in charge of MLS outfit NY Red Bulls since October 2020.
And he is also highly-rated by former Manchester United interim Ralf Rangnick.
Struber turned down the chance to be an assistant under Rangnick at Old Trafford back in December in favour of staying in the United States.
But Struber remains a huge fan of English football and is determined to work there again in the near future.
Alongside Struber, ex-Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton manager Rafa Benitez is in the frame to get the job should it become available.
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