McClaren and Doughty Resign

After just 111 days in charge, Steve McClaren has resigned from his role as Nottingham Forest manager  with immediate effect.

Today's defeat to Birmingham was the last straw for Steve and following 2 hours of rigorous talks with both chairman Nigel Doughty and chief exec Mark Arthur, he decided leaving the club was in the best interests of both parties.

Reports suggest McClaren was ready to walk away win, lose or draw. Doughty wrote off two loan moves for Michael Kightly and Lloyd Dyer in the past 48 hours due to wages. For McClaren, enough was enough.

Steve will not take any compensation.

The drama didn't end there as Nigel Doughty will also step down from his role as chairman at the end of the season.

Doughty has taken full responsibility and said appointing Steve was a 'very poor decision' on his part. 

There is no doubts in my mind, the pre and post-match protests also got to Doughty - he probably knew they would only get worse the longer he stayed associated with the club.

It's also worth pointing out that Mark Arthur will stay on...for now at least.

Rebuilding starts here and hopefully the end to the City Ground circus.

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