Forest eye Hunter appointment

Nottingham Forest have shown an interest in Stevenage’s head of

recruitment Leon Hunter, according to the npower League One


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


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.”