Derby County v Nottingham Forest

Forest draw clinched Derby deal for Clough

January 23, 2009
Nigel Clough has revealed Derby County drawing Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup was the ''sign'' that convinced him to take the job at Pride Park.

When the fourth-round draw was made on January 4, then-Burton Albion boss Clough was mulling over an offer from Rams chairman of football Adam Pearson to succeed Paul Jewell as the Championship club's manager.

The weight of history must have been on the 42-year-old's mind as he contemplated the prospect of following in the footsteps ...

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