Gary Brazil has been handed a new long-term contract and taken up the role of Director of Football Development at Nottingham Forest.

The man responsible for overseeing academy operations will now steer the club towards Category One status at academy level.

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In a statement on the club’s official website, it is claimed he will contribute to the development of the club’s football philosophy and will be responsible for the academy programmes, the domestic scouting and the loan programme.

Brazil is the heartbeat of Forest and in a generation where all around him have succumbed, the 58-year-old has remained in place.

He has overseen an academy that has constantly produced first-team players and ones who have raked in millions in transfer fees for the club.

Only this summer Matty Cash departed for Aston Villa in a deal that could be worth up to ยฃ16 million.

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Ben Osborn, Oliver Burke, Ben Brereton and Arvin Appiah are other examples of academy players who have fetched millions on Brazil’s watch.

Following the news of an extended contract and as a result, a new role, Forest supporters have taken to Twitter to send Brazil their praise.

Here is a selection of Tweets from Reds supporters as the academy stalwart extends his stay on Trentside.

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