Nottingham Forest has reportedly sacked recruitment chief scouts George Syrianos and Andy Scott following their questionable transfer business in the summer window. The Reds are in a five-match losing run until a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa on Monday night.
Forest spent more than £150million on new players in the summer, making them the fourth highest spenders in European football. They invested more in their squad than Barcelona, Tottenham, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Arsenal, and mega-rich Newcastle.
The Reds brought in 22 new players in the summer transfer window following promotion to the Premier League in May. Forest did everything it could in the transfer market to stay at the English top flight trusting their head scouts.
Also, they had a lot of loan deals and players out of contract coming into the Premier League. So the signings had to be made. But completely trusting recruitment chiefs have back fired on the club.
Steve Cooper has struggled to bed in all the new faces into his squad, and Forest is currently stuck in the bottom three.
Forest also said goodbye to several members of the squad that won promotion the previous season. The likes of Tobias Figueiredo, Lewis Grabban, Brice Samba, and Joe Lolley all said goodbye to the City Ground after their contracts expired.
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