Torino have opened contract talks with head coach Ivan Juric just weeks after he was linked with a move to Nottingham Forest.

According to Football Italia, the Croatian is now in talks with the Serie A outfit over an extension to his existing deal.

Juric is doing well at Torino and this season the team sit ninth in the league table at the break for the World Cup.

The 47-year-old is vastly experienced when it comes to managing in Italy and he’s been at Torini since May 2021.

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During his time in charge, he’s steadied the ship, winning 21 of his 57 games in charge, with a win ratio of 36%.

Juric currently has a contract with the Turin-based outfit until 2024 but the club’s hierarchy wants him to stay until at least 2025.

Juric has also spent time managing Genoa and Hellas Verona in Italy, with some success.

Still, it’s perhaps somewhat surprising that he was among Forest’s list of targets when they considered replacing Steve Cooper earlier this season.

The Reds board opted to stick with the Welshman; much to the delight of the fan base who are firmly behind their head coach.

Today’s report claims that Forest are still keeping a close eye on Juric.

He’s caught the eye of the club’s board despite Cooper being handed a new three-year contract a matter of weeks ago.

Torino have opened talks with Juric

It does seem unlikely that Forest would make the appointment of Juric a reality even if they did part with Cooper.

His record prior to this season hardly jumps off the page and it would do little to excite the Forest fan base.

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Juric now looks set to commit his future to the Serie A club and their fans will be delighted with that decision.

Forest are starting to settle to life in the Premier League under Cooper and his stock couldn’t be higher on Trentside.

The World Cup has come at a nice time for the Reds and hopefully, the team can kick on after the latest international break.

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