McLeish in Forest frame
Cotterill's future up in the air following takeover
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: July 12, 2012 10:11am
Alex McLeish: Looking for a new club and interested in Nottingham Forest job
Sky Sports understands Alex McLeish is in the frame for the Nottingham Forest job should the club's new owners dismiss current boss Steve Cotterill.
Cotterill's future at the City Ground has been the subject of speculation for several weeks in the wake of the club's takeover by Kuwaiti group the Al-Hasawi family.
A number of names have been linked with taking charge if wealthy businessman Fawaz Al-Hasawi decides to bring in his own man to lead a bid for promotion to the Premier League.
Darren Ferguson, Mick McCarthy and Neil Warnock have all been linked with replacing Cotterill and former Birmingham and Aston Villa chief McLeish is also thought to be a contender.
McLeish, who is currenly out of work after leaving Villa at the end of last season, has experience of winning promotion from the Championship after guiding Birmingham to the Premier League in 2009.
Birmingham also won the Carling Cup under McLeish's stewardship and the Scot is thought to have admirers among the new-look Forest board.
Although McLeish is understood to be keen to get back into management he is looking to recharge his batteries before taking up a new challenge.