Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis could fire Dane Murphy, George Syrianos and Andy Scott, according to the Daily Mail.

Furthermore, it would appear that head coach Steve Cooper is also on the brink and could get the boot.

The club has come under scrutiny after a fifth consecutive defeat which came in a 4-0 drubbing at Leicester last night.

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Now, Marinakis is clearly not happy. He’s considering a management restructure and three big names are in the firing line.

Murphy is the chief executive and arrived last summer. He was integral in the appointment of Steve Cooper when Chris Hughton left a year ago.

Syrianos is the head of recruitment and joined Forest from Stuttgart. He was instrumental in signing the likes of Moussa Niahate, Remo Freuler and Orel Mangala in the summer.

Scott is the most recent addition out of the trio. He took on the role of chief scout having previously worked with Cooper at Swansea.

It would appear that Marinakis has now had enough. He wants someone to carry the can, with the owner unhappy at the lack of impact from the club’s new signings.

Marinakis could fire Murphy, Syrianos and Scott

This smacks of a knee-jerk reaction. Hopefully, these three don’t depart and after eight games it just seems like complete madness.

Murphy has been a breath of fresh air since leaving Barnsley to take on a role at the City Ground.

He was responsible for appointing Cooper and for that he deserves a lot of credit given that he took the club to the Premier League.

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Okay, five straight defeats is hardly good. But two of those did come against Manchester City and Tottenham.

Marinakis is ambitious but the Premier League is a tough school.

He can’t seriously have expected 22 new players to be signed and then Cooper to instantly blend together a successful team straight away.

Forest look to be in crisis and the Premier League dream is now a full-blown nightmare.

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