Harford out at Forest

Last updated : 10 January 2005 By Peter Bulkeley
Mick Harford has been relieved of his duties as Nottingham Forest caretaker manager this morning after Gary Megson took the job permanently. Former Forest favourite Des Walker has also left Forest.

Frank Burrows has already accepted the post of being Forest's number two, so Mick won't be returning to Forest as Megson's assistant.

However, the door may still be open for Harford at Luton, as Mike Newell has not yet appointed a replacement for Mick from when he left the job to join Kinnear at Forest in November. Brian Stein has been filling in the role since, as well as continuing with his duties with the reserve and youth teams.

The only real stumbling block could be if Harford wants to stay a free agent just in case Joe Kinnear gets another manager's job so he can join forces with him for the fourth time in his career.

Other Hatters News - Dave Bayliss and Ian Hillier may be snapped up by Chester City when their loan deals expire next week. Chester City manager Ian Rush has thought highly enough of the duo to consider offering permanent deals, and neither of the two have really featured in this seasons campaign for the Hatters.