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Former Premier League CEO predicts what Evangelos Marinakis might do with Nottingham Forest man this season

Former Premier League CEO predicts what Evangelos Marinakis might do with Nottingham Forest man this season

A man who used to be the CEO of a Premier League club has now delivered an intriguing verdict on Nuno Espirito Santo.

The Portuguese incumbent replaced Steve Cooper in December 2023 and led Forest to survival in the Premier League last season.

Espirito Santo did oversee a bit of an upturn in fortunes when replacing Cooper – although some fans are still pining for the former boss who is now at Leicester.

The head coach has a wealth of experience in the top flight and for now, it appears as though Evangelos Marinakis is satisfied with his manager.

Keith Wyness used to be the CEO at Everton and he’s now delivered an intriguing verdict on the future of Espirito Santo at Forest.

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Keith Wyness delivers verdict on Nuno Espirito Santo

Well, this is an intriguing verdict from Wyness on Espirito Santo as the new season edges closer from a Forest perspective.

Wyness isn’t sure just how much of next season Espirito Santo will remain at the City Ground.

He told the Inside Track podcast: “Marinakis doesn’t suffer fools gladly. He wants success, and he wants it quickly.

“He’ll be judged this season, certainly. If it’s not a relegation battle, then Marinakis will let him stay and try and build again.

“But it’s season-by-season. He’s a very demanding owner but he gives you all the resources you’re after – so it’s fair.

“Nuno will know that. He won’t be thinking he’s got a two or three-year project, he’s living season by season.

“Sometimes even week-by-week. That’s the drama of the Premier League and why we all love it so much.”

Espirito Santo deserves chance to get Forest firing

The head coach has been in charge of 26 games during his time at the City Ground, winning seven, drawing seven and losing 12.

That record isn’t the best but there were some mitigating circumstances to deal with for Forest last season.

Espirito Santo deserves a chance to get Forest going though for ultimately steadying the ship and getting the team over the line.

New players will come in and Espirito Santo now has a full pre-season to try and stamp his own ideas on things at Forest.

Marinakis is an ambitious man and much like those before him, Espirito Santo will have to make sure he gets things right.

For now, however, we anticipate that Espirito Santo is the man to lead Forest forward.

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