Ex-Nottingham Forest boss Billy Davies has been linked with a return to management with Aberdeen (Daily Record).

The fiery Scot hasn’t been in management since leaving the City Ground for the second time in 2014.

His second tenure on Trentside didn’t prove overly successful and his last game in charge was a 5-0 defeat to rivals Derby County.

During his first spell in charge his team produced some quality football.

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After keeping Forest up, he led the club to back-to-back play-off campaigns but fell at the first hurdle both times.

He was sacked in 2011 after losing to Swansea City in the play-offs, replaced by former England boss Steve McClaren.

Just 20 months later he returned to Nottingham, tasked by Fawaz Al-Hasawi as the man to revive the club once again.

Davies did stablilise Forest to a certain extent but his second spell was tarnished with off the field controversies.

He banned journalists and photographers, whilst he famously gave a post-match press conference before a particular game against Leicester City.


Davies departed for the second time on the back of eight winless games and hasn’t worked in football since.

The 56-year-old does have managerial experience in Scotland.

He managed Motherwell for three years between 1998 and 2001, joining Preston North End three years after his departure.


Aberdeen are looking for a boss after dismissing Derek McInnes after eight years earlier this week.

The Dons are fourth in the division but decided to part with their boss ending his long association.

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Appointing Davies would perhaps represent a risk for the Pittodrie-based club.

He’s been out of the game for a long time and Aberdeen could do with a manager to hit the ground running.

It’d certainly be interesting to see how Davies would go in the modern day game.

His appointment would be met with some intrigue from Reds supporters.

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