Nottingham Forest coach Steven Reid is wanted by AFC Wimbledon as they go in search of a new manager, according to South London Press.
The Dons have announced this weekend that Mark Bowen won’t be staying on following their relegation to League Two.
Reid does have experience of being a manager, albeit on a caretaker basis after Chris Hughton departed Forest in September.
His strike rate isn’t bad either. Forest won 2-0 against the Terriers prior to Steve Cooper taking over on a permanent basis.
The head coach kept Reid on but it does look likely that he will want to forge his own managerial career in the future.
Reid had a very decent playing career. He played for Millwall, Blackburn and West Brom; collecting 23 Republic of Ireland caps along the way.
It’s unclear at this stage whether or not Reid would be interested in the position at Wimbledon.
The team were relegated to the fourth tier after a run of 27 games without a victory during the second half of 2021/22.
Reid is a respected lieutenant of Cooper’s and he won’t want to be losing anyone from his backroom team.
Forest have two massive games coming up against Sheffield United and the coach will hope to help the Reds secure Premier League football.
Reid wanted by AFC Wimbledon but Forest should keep him
The Reds would dearly love to keep the majority of their squad for next season and the same goes for Cooper’s team.
Successful clubs are built on continuity and it’d be a massive shame to see Cooper lose any of his backroom team.
Reid is a quality young coach and naturally, he’s respected by the dressing room at the City Ground.
If Wimbledon make a request to speak to Reid, however, he could have a big decision to make.