Nottingham Forest have had a key off-field shake-up with Kyriakos Dourekas being named as a new club director. The Greek-Canadian football adminstrator has been behind the scenes for a few years now, performing a number of roles under Evangelos Marinakis.

The club is moving in the right direction. On the field, Steve Cooper has Forest firmly in the hunt for a play-off place and on Sunday, his team were narrowly beaten by one of the world’s best teams in the FA Cup.

Dourekas can often be found chewing over the fat on a matchday with Cooper. It seems clear that he’s a popular figure around the City Ground and this decision can only be a positive one for the football club.

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The trusted lieutenant of Marinakis deserves this place. He has been in the position as the club’s director of football since 2018; previously spending 25 years working under the Forest owner at Olympiacos.

Dourekas has helped the club move forward with a number of positives since arriving in the East Midlands. They include working with the first team, academy, recruitment and the improvement in training facilities.

This appointment now sees five people on the board of directors at Forest. He joins chairman Nicholas Randall QC, CEO Dane Murphy, Ioannis Vrentzos and Jonny Owen. It is thought that the last two do have less involvement at the City Ground these days, however.

The appointment of Dourekas has now also been listed on Companies House, with a confirmation document set to become available soon.

Dourekas appointment is a step in the right direction for Forest

Natalie Jackson of BBC East Midlands Today seems to have some good news for Forest fans. The reporter claims that this will be a popular decision by the club and highlights the owner’s commitment.

It also says a lot about Dourekas. He hasn’t just been handed a role on the board having done next to nothing. He’s put in the hard yards at Forest and has served every role he’s been given with distinction.

Dourekas is a vastly experienced man when it comes to working in football. He was highly rated at Olympiacos and he’ll now hope to continue the good work he’s started at Forest.

The future looks particularly bright on Trentside.

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