"Nottingham Forest are reportedly being advised by World Cup winner Christian Karembeu. The Sun claims the Frenchman is offering his opinion with regards to potential transfer targets for the Reds. Karembeu has worked with Evangelos Marinakis, who is working to secure an 80 percent stake in Forest, at former club Olympiakos.
No new arrivals have been forthcoming at the City Ground so far this summer, although the Reds are understood to have agreed a 1.2m euro fee for Greek striker Apostolos Vellios. The players returned for pre-season training at the Nigel Doughty Academy this morning without a manager in place, with a permanent replacement for Dougie Freedman yet to be appointed.
A club spokesperson said last Thursday an announcement was expected 'in the next few days', though The Sun reports Karembeu is offering guidance on summer signings in the meantime. The 45-year-old spent three years at Olympiakos, helping them win back-to-back Greek championships, in a playing career which also included spells at the likes of Real Madrid and Middlesbrough.
He was part of the France squad that won the World Cup in 1998 and since retiring has worked as a scout for both Portsmouth and Arsenal. Karembeu was handed an administrative role at Olympiakos in June 2013", was the article of Nottingham Post about the 46-year-old former international midfielder.