Forest appoint former player Metgod to their board

Date published: Monday 26th June 2017 11:41

Former Nottingham Forest defender Johnny Metgod has been appointed to the club’s board.

Metgod, 59, made more than 100 league appearances for the Reds during a three-year stay at the City Ground between 1984 and 1987. He also played for Spanish giants Real Madrid and in his native Holland for AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord.

Forest chairman Nicholas Randall QC told the club’s official website: “From the outset we wanted a former player with experience of both English and continental football to sit with us on the board to enhance our football knowledge.

“John was our first choice and he can provide the board with the benefit of his vast experience of football and provide a link between the owners, with their experience of running a club in Europe’s elite, and the English game.

“John’s experience of continental football at Real Madrid and in Holland also means he is perfectly placed to provide helpful insight into our programmes for fan and community engagement as well as building links with former players.

“John’s role as a member of the board is not to be confused with a director of football role as Mark Warburton and Frank McParland will retain autonomy and authority regarding their roles.”

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