Nottingham Forest appoint Mark Warburton as the club's new manager

Rangers manager Mark Warburton during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.
Image: Mark Warburton is the new Nottingham Forest manager

Mark Warburton has been appointed as the new manager of Nottingham Forest.

Warburton has been out of work since departing Scottish Premiership side Rangers, along with his assistant David Weir and director of football Frank McParland, in acrimonious circumstances in February.

Rangers assistant Davie Weir, head of recruitment Frank McParland and manager Mark Warburton
Image: David Weir, Frank McParland and Warburton (L-R) will be reunited at Forest

Former Everton and Rangers defender Weir continues his working relationship with Warburton after being named as his assistant. McParland joined Forest as director of football at the beginning of the month.

Warburton is understood to have already commenced work at the City Ground and met his new players on Tuesday morning before taking training.

Gary Rowett during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa on October 30, 2016
Image: Gary Rowett has replaced Steve McClaren at Derby County

Forest sacked Frenchman Philippe Montanier in January and appointed academy coach Gary Brazil on a contract until the end of the season after failing to agree a deal with former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett.

Rowett has since taken the managerial post at Forest's neighbours Derby County after being approached by the Rams following the sacking of Steve McClaren.

Philippe Montanier
Image: Philippe Montanier was sacked by Forest in January

Forest have won only one of their last seven matches and sit in 19th place in the Sky Bet Championship, just two points above the relegation zone.

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Warburton's first match in charge of Forest will be the East Midlands derby at The City Ground on Saturday.

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