Following on from Billys departure is the hardly surprising news Ned Kelly has also left,though not announced officially, he has been removed from the list of staff at the club on the website. Julian Darby remains on the list of staff as well as all pre Billy Davies era incumbents
And this will be followed by the news that McClarens first signing will see former Reds legend Colin Copper as his assistant. This would undoubtedly be a popular move. Cooper was highly regarded by fans and would be welcomed back. He played for the Reds from 1993 to 1998 returning to Middlesbrough to finish his career where he went on to coach, rising to Assistant Manager before being replaced when Gordon Strachan came in.
He is currently at Bradford City,but would surely jump at the chance to come back to Forest. He played under McClaren at Boro.