Nottingham Forest will appoint Antonio Cordon to an advisory role, according to reports. The Reds are seeking some off-field appointments this summer and it looks as though the first decision has been made.
Cordon’s full-time responsibilities will lie with Olympiacos. Marca claims, however, that the 59-year-old will also be advising Evangelos Marinakis at Forest.
The Reds recently appointed Ross Wilson as the club’s new chief football officer. It’s not clear at this stage what his exact remit will be, although recruitment will likely be on his agenda.
Forest could do with a few appointments off the pitch. At the academy level, Gary Brazil and Warren Joyce haven’t been offered new deals and could walk away at the end of the month.
Cordon will spend most of his time working with Olympiacos. He’s been handed a full-time role in Greece and they will receive the majority of his time.
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However, it does look like an exciting concept that he will be helping at Forest. He has a proven track record when it comes to transfers, spending time with Monaco, Villarreal and Real Betis.
His time with Monaco is perhaps best remembered. There he unearthed players like Bernardo Silva and Kylian Mbappe, helping the Ligue 1 outfit recoup millions in transfer fees.
At Villarreal, he did the same. Juan Roman Riquelme, Diego Forlan and Martin Palermo were all signed by the La Liga club under his watch.
Forest appoint Cordon to advisory role
This looks like a decent addition to Forest’s off-field staff. Now, it will be interesting to see just how hands-on he proves to be at the City Ground.
The Reds are facing a big summer. In terms of recruitment, they must prioritise quality over quantity this summer, whilst several players could also depart.
It will be hoped that Cordon can advise the club on some stellar signings. Forest will hope to kick on next season and it looks positive that Marinakis is putting things in place behind the scenes to help with recruitment.