Saints striker to to play under third manager of the season

BILLY SHARP

BILLY SHARP

First published in Saints News

SAINTS loanee Billy Sharp is preparing to play under his third manager of the season at Nottingham Forest after Alex McLeish left the club today.

McLeish was only appointed Forest manager on December 27, and has won just one of his seven games to date.

Six of those were in the Championship and the other was a shock 3-2 home loss to lower division Oldham in the FA Cup.

The ex-Birmingham and Aston Villa boss was a controversial replacement for ex-Cherries manager Sean O’Driscoll, who was sacked on Boxing Day after Sharp’s two goals had helped beat Leeds 4-2.

Chairman Fawaz Al-Hasawi confirmed in a statement this morning that McLeish had left the City Ground by mutual consent.

Recent reports speculated that McLeish was considering his future at the City Ground after little over a month at the helm.

The Scot was left frustrated after missing out on several transfer targets last month - most notably Peterborough winger George Boyd whose move to the east midlands was scuppered by a failed eye test.

And a bad week for McLeish was capped on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat at his former club Birmingham, where both Blues goals were scored by another player he tried to sign - Chris Burke.

Sharp, meanwhile, is on a season long loan at Forest and has scored 11 goals in 28 league and cup appearances.

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11:36am Tue 5 Feb 13

CB FRY LIVES says...

11 goals for billy so far is a good return.as much as i would like to see him back at st marys next season i don't think it will happen unless we get relegated.
all the management chaos at forest makes our club look well run.
COYR
11 goals for billy so far is a good return.as much as i would like to see him back at st marys next season i don't think it will happen unless we get relegated. all the management chaos at forest makes our club look well run. COYR CB FRY LIVES
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11:41am Tue 5 Feb 13

Winchester Saint says...

That could mean Adkins would be the new Nottingham Forest manager and Billy Sharp would be happy to stay if his old boss is appointed.

I don't think he will go back to us while MP is still in charge cos he would prefer working with Adkins.


Do you reckon Adkins will be the new Nottingham Forest boss?
That could mean Adkins would be the new Nottingham Forest manager and Billy Sharp would be happy to stay if his old boss is appointed. I don't think he will go back to us while MP is still in charge cos he would prefer working with Adkins. Do you reckon Adkins will be the new Nottingham Forest boss? Winchester Saint
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12:21pm Tue 5 Feb 13

townieboy says...

Dunno dont care. Im a Saints fan only their news concerns me.
Dunno dont care. Im a Saints fan only their news concerns me. townieboy
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5:30pm Tue 5 Feb 13

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

Come Home Billy!
Come Home Billy! Fatty x Ford Worker
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6:49pm Tue 5 Feb 13

TheSaintsMan says...

Is Billy Sharp unlucky or something? I have a feeling if he comes back Pochettino will be sacked...
Is Billy Sharp unlucky or something? I have a feeling if he comes back Pochettino will be sacked... TheSaintsMan
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1:22pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Alicesdad says...

CB FRY LIVES wrote:
11 goals for billy so far is a good return.as much as i would like to see him back at st marys next season i don't think it will happen unless we get relegated.
all the management chaos at forest makes our club look well run.
COYR
That's because it is !
[quote][p][bold]CB FRY LIVES[/bold] wrote: 11 goals for billy so far is a good return.as much as i would like to see him back at st marys next season i don't think it will happen unless we get relegated. all the management chaos at forest makes our club look well run. COYR[/p][/quote]That's because it is ! Alicesdad
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