Nottingham Forest sack Billy Davies with Neil Warnock expected to be named as new boss. Ipswich Town host the Championship play-off contenders on Saturday.

Billy Davies has been given his marching orders from Nottingham Forest

Billy Davies has been given his marching orders from Nottingham Forest - Credit: PA

Ipswich Town could potentially face a Nottingham Forest side under the management of Neil Warnock on Saturday after the departure of Billy Davies.

Neil Warnock is favourite to take over at Forest

Neil Warnock is favourite to take over at Forest - Credit: PA

Faltering Forest have undergone a terrible run of form of late, and Davies was given his marching orders by the club today.

The Reds have recently slipped out of the play-off places following a dreadful run which has seen them accumulate just three points from a last possible 21 in the league, with Saturday’s embarrassing 5-0 defeat to arch-rivals Derby County the final straw for Davies’ second spell in charge of the club.

The Scot was appointed as Reds boss for a second time in February 2013 after just failing to lead them to the Premier League in his first spell, where they lost twice in the Championship play-off semi-finals.

And in a surprising turn of events, it is expected that the love-hate figure of Warnock will take the reigns at the City Ground until the end of the season at least.


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Warnock has been out of the game since his exit from Leeds in April 2013 but after reportedly meeting with Forest’s owner yesterday, is expected to be named as manager later today.

The Reds host Charlton tomorrow but, if the former QPR boss is to be named later today, it is therefore unlikely that he will be in position for tomorrow’s encounter - meaning Ipswich will be the 65-year-old’s first game in charge.

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Ipswich are of course breathing down the necks of Forest in the race for the play-offs.

The Blues currently sit just two places and three points behind Forest with nine games to go until the season ends.

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