Nottingham Forest were taken to the brink of the Premier League by Billy Davies and now he wants a return to management. The controversial figure is now hoping to earn a chance at a club in the near future.

According to The Sun, Davies wants to end his sabbatical and return to club management. He’s not held a position with a club since 2014 and he’s keen for that to change.

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The 59-year-old took Derby into the Premier League during the 2006/07 campaign. They won the play-offs by beating West Brom in the final at Wembley.

However, the following season was a disaster. Derby broke the record for the lowest points total in the history of the Premier League, with Davies sacked by November.

Given his Derby connections, it was a surprise when he signed terms to become the new Forest manager. Still, he revived the club and led them to back-to-back play-off campaigns.

The style of football that Forest played was quite remarkable. He had a clear philosophy and ultimately he took the club to the brink of the Premier League for the first time in many years.

After the second failed play-off attempt he was sacked and replaced by Steve McClaren. That move didn’t go according to plan and just two years later Davies was back at Forest.

His second tenure was nowhere near as successful. He departed in 2014 shortly after a 5-0 defeat to the Rams at Pride Park and hasn’t worked in football since.

Davies wants managerial return after Forest inconsistencies

During his first tenure as the club’s manager, Davies was close to faultless. He assembled a quality squad and the Reds were unfortunate not to reach the Premier League.

The second coming was a disaster really. He failed to scale the same heights and for Forest, it pretty much ended in tears.

Forest Davies
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Still, it’s hard to believe that nobody has taken a chance on the man who previously worked at Forest and Derby.

Davies clearly knows his stuff but clearly, there is something about his character that clubs simply don’t want to touch.

Given this snippet of news, it will be fascinating to see if Davies will get the chance from a club to write the wrongs from his second Forest tenure.

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