Nottingham Forest promotion-winning hero Philip Zinckernagel has suggested that a falling out with Carlos Corberan was behind his departure from Olympiacos.
The Dane was a surprise departure from the Greek champions last week. He swapped Greece for Belgium and signed for Standard Liege.
He made his debut for his new club over the weekend and now he will hope to impress his new boss and teammates.
Zinckernagel was a quality loan signing made by Forest during the 2021/22 campaign.
He scored some really important goals for the club and was a key part of the team that won promotion to the Premier League.
As a result, it was perhaps a surprise when Forest chose not to sign him, with Olympiacos snapping him up for just £2 million.
Now, Zinckernagel has lifted the lid on why he departed the club after spending just three months in Greece.
He told Le Soir: “I couldn’t see myself playing for him, which is why I decided to leave. If I chose Standard, it’s because I know it’s a great club.”
Furthermore, the 27-year-old thinks that under Ronny Deila he could thrive more than he did for Olympiacos.
Zinckernagel continued: “I didn’t know the coach personally, but I knew his style of play. I don’t think he sees me as a flank, but really as a number 10 where I played last season.”
Zinckernagel has suggested falling out with Corberan
It seems pretty conclusive that the Danish performer didn’t really enjoy his time of things in the Greek capital.
Zinckernagel was a quality addition to the Forest ranks last season and under Steve Cooper, he really shone.
The Reds added Morgan Gibbs-White and Jesse Lingard to their ranks this summer. As a result, the club didn’t see the need to re-sign Zinckernagel.
Still, he will go down in Forest folklore and it’s fair to say that the player enjoyed his time at the club.
Liege have lost their way in recent years and it’s hoped that Zinckernagel can help the club rediscover their best form.