Forest eye Hunter appointment

Nottingham Forest have shown an interest in Stevenage’s head of
recruitment Leon Hunter, according to the npower League One
club.

Reports emerged last week that Forest’s Kuwaiti owners, the
Al-Hasawi family, were weighing up a move to bring Hunter to the
City Ground as director of football.

Forest have a gap in their hierarchy after the Al-Hasawis
controversially sacked long-serving chief executive Mark Arthur and
dismissed Reds legend Frank Clark from his ambassadorial role last
month.

Chief scout Keith Burt was also given the boot along with Arthur
and Clark.

Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace told the Comet: “They (Forest)
are not the first club to show an interest in him and I doubt
they’ll be the last since he’s a talented young man with an
extensive knowledge of British and overseas players and agents.

“However, he’s loving the role at Stevenage and has a high level
of autonomy and responsibility so I don’t think it will be that
easy for him to be enticed away.

“However, as with professional players, if any individual
working in football has the chance to move to the highest level,
I’m sure he or she will do so.”