Nottingham Forest’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ioannis Vrentzos has decided to add his father-in-law to the training ground staff, as per The Athletic.

Vrentzos’ father-in-law will take the role of Facilities Manager, which is based at the training ground and he has left Greece to take the position.

In addition, club Director of Football Kyiakos Dourekas has hired his son for assistance in the analysis department.

Dourekas has generally been regarded as owner Evangelos Marinakis’ eyes and ears of all things Forest.

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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 15: A general view of The City Ground the home of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Norwich City at City Ground on December 15, 2020 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Mick Walker – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The article also stated that Forest as a club have confirmed that both roles are voluntary and as such, are unpaid.

Vrentzos is a much maligned figure among Forest supporters, with an expose in The Athletic by Daniel Taylor highlighting several uncomfortable allegations.


These range from interference regarding team selection, undermining and bullying managers and unintentionally quashing team spirit on the training ground.

Given that a Vrentzos will now be on the training ground in some capacity, it is unlikely that this news will sit well among Forest supporters.

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NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – AUGUST 07: A general view of The City Ground home stadium of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion at City Ground on August 7, 2018 in Nottingham, England. (Photo by Adam Fradgley – AMA/West Bromwich Albion FC via Getty Images)

Fans also blame Vrentzos for the chaotic summer transfer window, which saw Forest bring in 14 new players.

While this has not only ripped away the spirit of a side that finished 7th, only a handful of those signings have been useful.

As such – and as well as the expose – the hashtag #VrentzosOut appears quite frequently on Twitter, especially after a defeat.

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