Nottingham Forest owner and new sporting director Filippo Giraldi made a review of their summer transfer business, and as a result of that, Nottingham sacked their head of recruitment George Syrianos, and head of scouting, Andy Scott.
In the Premier League, the head of recruitment and head of scouting made 22 signings since winning the Championship playoff final. Despite their signings, Nottingham only won one game off nine and found themselves second from the bottom with five points.
Dane Murphy, CEO of Nottingham, appointed Syrianos with the remit of bringing a data-driven strategy to the club’s transfer business. They planned to bring in players under the age of 26 with potential sell-on value instead of signing expensive ones.
Syrianos made several signings, including right-back Djed Spence, that helped Nottingham back into the Premier League for the first time in 23 years.
This summer, the club forgot some principles, as the club owner and his son Miltos became increasingly involved in signings following their surprise promotion.
This summer, Syrianos brought in several players from the Bundesliga, such as Moussa Niakhaté, Orel Mangala, and Taiwo Awoniyi.
After the departure of Syrianos and Scott, the club became unstable. Last week, there seemed instability in the club when Steve Cooper signed a new contract running until 2025 after looking likely to lose his job at one stage.
Murphy is another whose job has been rumored to be under threat in recent weeks.