Nottingham Forest are set to announce the appointment of Craig Mulholland following his departure from Rangers last month. The newcomer will work overseeing the club’s academy but it’s not clear what role he will take on.

Mulholland has been working with Rangers for many years. He’s held a number of different positions at the Glaswegian-based club but he’s now departed for a new challenge, according to Football Scotland.

Forest Mulholland
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The one caveat to this appointment by Forest is what it potentially means for Gary Brazil. A Forest hero for his work with the academy, he’s yet to sign a new deal and this does little to suggest he’s going to get one.

There is a possibility that the two could work together at the City Ground. However, given that Mulholland has been doing the same job at Rangers in recent years, it doesn’t look likely.

Since 2014, he’s been the academy director. He’s had some success at Rangers, with the likes of Nathan Patterson and Billy Gilmour going south of the border for decent money under his watch.

Mulholland will have big shoes to fill at Forest. Not just with his work-based responsibilities but also given the fact that Brazil has been largely respected by the City Ground fan base for many years.

Forest set to announce Mulholland but what does it mean for Brazil

This is the million-dollar question. It’s unthinkable to imagine Brazil now being offered something to continue his magnificent work at Forest.

However, he may fancy a new challenge. It’s also not inconceivable that Brazil doesn’t want to continue in football and may sail off into the sunset.

Forest Mulholland
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However, Mulholland does come a proven track record of success within a youth academy. The man who has served Rangers for over 20 years knows what he’s doing and Forest will have to give him a chance.

This deal looks like one that will be decent for the club. Although the fans won’t have wanted anyone to replace Brazil, the hope will be that he can continue the good work done by the Forest man.

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