Nottingham Forest held initial talks over a deal to bring in Chris Wilder – but issues have come up during this discussions.

That’s according to Sky Sports, who claim that Forest tried to engineer a move for Wilder.

Forest parted ways with Chris Hughton on Thursday morning, less than 12 hours after a 2-0 home defeat to Middlesbrough.

Forest have just one point from seven Championship games, and Hughton has paid the price with his job.

Forest hold Wilder talks

Sky now claim that Forest did speak to Wilder in the hope of bringing him to the City Ground.

 

However, a number of issues came up in talks. There was believed to be ‘some distance’ between the parties over the finances at Forest – both in terms of wages and for future signings.

Add in that Wilder wasn’t keen on joining a team bottom of the Championship, and the talks ended pretty quickly.

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)

Wilder believes he should be managing at the top end of the Championship or in the Premier League.

Forest are some way off both of those right now. Steve Cooper subsequently looks like a more realistic target.

Wilder guided Sheffield United to the Premier League in 2019, having taken over in League One.

A boyhood Blade, Wilder would have been quite the coup for Forest, but it just wasn’t meant to be as the search goes on.

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