NFFC: Is Paul Williams a Serious Contender?

The 44-year-old former Derby and Coventry defender has had a variety of coaching roles over the last ten years before becoming part of Dougie Freedman’s staff earlier this season.

His is a low-profile appointment for the final ten matches of the season, highlighted perhaps by the fact that Andy Reid took the media duties before the trip to Hull after becoming interim first-team coach himself.

Williams has been named among the frontrunner in the betting to be Forest manager on the opening day of next season and may benefit from the intention for the club to appoint a Director of Football in the summer, presumably to work alongside a Head Coach figure.

As always, results will go a long way to determining his chances.

They are, ultimately, what brought Freedman’s time at the club to a close despite the praise he has received for the recruitment he managed to do under the terms of the embargo.