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Rowan Staszkiewicz/EMPICS Sport Nottingham Forest owners Abdulaziz Al Hasawi (left) and Fawaz Al Hasawi (right) listen at a press conference.
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McCarthy turns down the chance to interview for Forest job
The former Wolves boss was the favourite to take over from Steve Cotterill at the Championship club.

MICK McCARTHY HAS ruled himself out of the running to take over the vacant managerial position at Nottingham Forest.

The former Ireland manager has been out of work since leaving Wolves last February but reportedly turned down the chance of a former interview with the club’s new owners, the Al-Hasawi family from Kuwait.

This followed an initial telephone conversation.

McCarthy was seen as the favourite to take over from Steve Cotterill, sacked immediately after the takeover went through last week, having guided both Sunderland and Wolves to promotions in 2005 and 2009.

Peterborough’s Darren Ferguson and former Forest midfielder Roy Keane, a good friend of McCarthy’s, are now high in the betting to take on the job.

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