MX23RW : Sunday, May 29 10:51:26| >> :120:71533:71533:

Nigel Clough turned down Nottingham Forest job as "matter of principle"

Nigel Clough says turning down the Nottingham Forest job role was a "matter of principle" as current club Burton Albion remain embroiled in a relegation fight.

Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough has claimed that turning down the chance to manage Nottingham Forest was a "matter of principle".

The Brewers are just three points clear of the Championship's bottom three following Wednesday's 2-0 home defeat by Fulham, while the Reds are eight points above the relegation places.

Clough, who played for Forest between 1983 and 1993, met with owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi over the role at the City Ground, but said that he could not desert Burton in a relegation fight.

"I cannot tell you how attractive a proposition it is to go to Nottingham Forest," he told BBC Sport. "But it's not the right time or the right thing to do.

"I had a chat with the chairman, and he came across very well, no problems at all. It was totally down to staying here.

"It was choosing a matter of principle. It was loyalty not to jump ship mid-season with the position we are in."

Clough ended his first spell with Burton in January 2009, when he left the then-Conference runaway leaders to take over at Derby County.

ID:290956: cacheID:290956:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:1955:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Nigel Clough, then managing Derby County, looks on during a Championship match on March 16, 2013
Read Next:
Clough to mull over Forest job proposal

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Ligue 1 Playoffs
Primeira Liga
National League
Belgian Pro League
Norwegian Eliteserien
Swedish Allsvenskan
Danish Superliga
Finnish Veikkausliiga
Belarusian Premier League
Segunda Division
Serie B
Eredivisie Promotion Playoffs
Major League Soccer
Uruguayan Primera Division
J1 League
International Friendlies
International Friendlies
International Friendlies
3Huddersfield TownHuddersfield4623131064471782
4Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest4623111273403380
5Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd4621121363451875
6Luton TownLuton462112136355875
8Blackburn RoversBlackburn461912155950969
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom461813155245767
11Queens Park RangersQPR46199186059166
12Coventry CityCoventry461713166059164
13Preston North EndPreston461616145256-464
14Stoke CityStoke461711185752562
15Swansea CitySwansea461613175868-1061
17Bristol City461510216277-1555
18Cardiff CityCardiff46158235068-1853
19Hull City46149234154-1351
20Birmingham CityBirmingham461114215075-2547
RPeterborough UnitedPeterborough46910274387-4437
RDerby CountyDerby461413194553-834

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Match previews - Daily
Transfer Talk Daily
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!