Clark tells it straight to next manager

New Nottingham Forest chairman Frank Clark says there will be no false promises made to the next manager after disputes over transfer spending cost the club two managers in the space of four months.

Steve McClaren resigned 12 days ago after former chairman Nigel Doughty's belt-tightening measures led to a series of signings to be aborted. His frustrations echoed those of Billy Davies, who was sacked in June after failing to take the club into the top flight during a two-and-a-half-year spell at the City Ground.

Clark, who won two European Cups with Forest as a player and steered them to promotion and then third place in the Premier League as manager, said last night: "Whoever is offered the job will be made aware of the parameters he will have to work within and if he is not prepared to accept them we'll move on to somebody else.

"The last thing we want is to bring someone here on false promises."