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Forest to add Bundesliga analyst in ‘new-look recruitment team’

Nottingham Forest are said to be putting together a “new-look recruitment team” as the summer transfer window comes into view.

The Reds have an important few months ahead, in what could be a crucial period in Chris Hughton’s reign.

With changes required to ensure a squad is in place to challenge for the top six, overseeing the right business will be key – something the club have been criticised for not doing in the past.

In his search for signings, Hughton is set to be supported by new faces in the Forest backroom staff in the coming weeks, according to The Athletic.


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And it is said one of the senior posts in that recruitment team will be taken by George Syrianos, who is currently head of analytics at Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart.

It comes as Reds chief executive Ioannis Vrentzos is understood to be considering his role at the City Ground.

He is believed to be weighing up his options, which could include taking on a modified role for Forest or returning to Greece, where he remains on the board at fellow Evangelos Marinakis-owned side Olympiacos.

Vrentzos took up the position of CEO when shipping magnate Marinakis bought the Reds four years ago, in May 2017.

He has come under fire from supporters during his time Trentside for Forest’s recruitment strategy, as well as overseeing a significant turnover of managers.

The Reds also remain as far away from achieving promotion to the Premier League as before Marinakis took over, with this season spent battling towards the bottom end of the table.

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