Chris Wilder is interested in becoming the next Nottingham Forest manager as pressure mounts on Chris Hughton following another defeat.

That’s according to The Sun, who claim that Wilder is keen on a move to the City Ground – but no contact has been made yet.

John Terry is keen too, but Wilder offers a more experienced option if Forest are to move on from Hughton in the coming days or weeks.

Wilder would be a coup for Forest

Wilder heading to the team bottom of the Championship table sounds unlikely, but let’s play along for a second.

The way he built the Sheffield United side was admirable, taking them from League One to the Premier League.

 

Wilder united not only the Blades side but also the red side of Sheffield, making everybody believe in the project at hand.

Forest do need that kind of influence right now, and Wilder having a top 10 Premier League finish to his name is another major positive.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND – MAY 05: Chris Wilder the head / coach of Sheffield United during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Sheffield United at Bet365 Stadium on May 5, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England. (Photo by Molly Darlington – AMA/Getty Images)

Surely the end for Hughton

Chris Hughton is one of the most well-respected managers in the English game and has been for years.

But you have to be honest. This isn’t working. Forest are rock bottom of the Championship with one point.

The tactics are stale and Forest can’t find the net. After today’s defeat to Cardiff, Hughton may need to be put out of his misery.

Nobody wanted it to end this way, but Forest need to make a call before it’s too late – and potentially get Wilder in.

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