Former Derby County player Lars Bohinen says it is his dream to manage East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest at some point in the future, Norwegian publication VG report.

The former Norway international midfielder spent eight years in England as a player. He had spells at Forest, Blackburn Rovers and lastly Derby County.

Bohinen made over 50 Premier League appearances for the Rams after being signed by Jim Smith. He was a popular figure during his first two seasons at Pride Park.

But despite his links with Derby, Bohinen claims he felt most at home at rivals Nottingham Forest and he now admits he would jump at the chance to manage the Reds.

Managing Forest. That’s the dream, yes. Now I want to be a trainer for as long as I can. I got started late, but nothing is impossible. If you are going out of the country, you should preferably have results to show in Europe as well, not just in Norway. So, it is probably too soon for a job at Forest. But, in the long run, why not?

Bohinen is seemingly proud of his time in England. He has a tattoo of each club – Forest, Blackburn and Derby – on his leg, illustrating his affection for the trio.

 

The 50-year-old is currently in charge of Norwegian top-flight side Aalesund. He holds a current win percentage record of over 65%, showing he has ability to coach and motivate.

It may be too soon for Bohinen to realistically think about the Forest post. The Reds, after years of mediocrity, have made an impressive start to the season this time around.

Sabri Lamouchi took charge at the City Ground in the summer, and the Reds currently sit in the Championship’s top two having not lost since the opening day of the season.

Also see: Missed opportunity as former Derby County transfer target now linked with £10m PL move.

Also see: ‘Go get him’: Some Millwall fans want former Derby County boss as new manager.

Have something to tell us about this article?