The final five transfers between Byram and Yacob in Karankas at Nottingham Forest have begun today

The final five transfers between Byram and Yacob in Karankas at Nottingham Forest have begun today ...

Nottingham Forest are returning to the Premier League three years after Aitor Karanka left, without Steve Cooper exploiting any of the Spaniards'' last five transfers while at the club.

Karanka was appointed on a two-and-a-half-year deal to replace Mark Warburton in January 2018. Upon discharge, the 48-year-old requested to be released from the role a year later, with Marin ONeill then being reinstated for the remainder of the 2018/19 campaign.

Before Coopers'' arrival in Nottingham last September, former Swansea City boss arrived with Forest bottom of the Championship, yet led them to glory in the play-offs.

No second-tier side claimed more points than Nottingham Forest defeated (76) after employing Cooper, during the regular term. Only champions Fulham scored more goals (88) than the City Ground natives (66), who had the best defence with 28 goals shipped in 38 games.

Karanka took on the lead in Nottingham with Forest in the championships after nine wins in 26 games. Over the course of his tenure, the East Midlands outfit also held the sixth-best offence on 39 goals to 29, which was the third-best defensive record.

Cooper will now have a chance to strengthen his ranks ahead of his opening day trip to Newcastle United on August 6. And he will anticipate more success on the market than Karaka enjoyed, with no of his last five transfers still with Nottingham Forest.

Karankas final Nottingham Forest transfer was proved by Ansarifards.

After signing for free, Karim Ansarifard proved to be Karankas'' final choice as Nottingham Forest manager. In November 2018, the City Ground hierarchy could only complete the Iranian strikers'' switch due to delays obtaining a work permit.

Yet the 90-cap forward spent eight months contract in the East Midlands before returning to Greece at the end of the 2018/19 campaign. Ansarifard only scored two goals and two assists in 12 games, before joining Al-Sailiya until returning to Greece against the Olympiacos'' AEK Athens.

Yacob, a free agent, was signed by Nottingham Forest for the second time in a row.

Claudio Yacob was hired by Nottingham Forest in September 2018 to add to the vacancy of Karankas'' final transfers. After West Brom released the midfielder earlier that summer, the Argentine was a free agent, and he signed a two-year contract at the City Ground.

Yet he left six months early in January 2020 as Yacob and Nottingham Forest agreed to terminate his deal. He had not played for the first time in 17 Forest appearances in April 2019, and he has played for Nacional, Huracan, and Rosario.

After the Olympiacos'' departure, Tachtsidis secured a two-year deal with Nottingham Forest.

After Olympiacos releasing the midfielder, Panagiotis Tachtsidis signed a two-year deal at Nottingham Forest in September 2018. However, the Greek spent four months with the City Ground natives before signing on an initial loan made permanent.

The 25-cap international took the East Midlands without making a single appearance and also featured in a matchday side. Tachtsidis then enjoyed his best run at a single club during his career at Lecce with 74 games, before joining Al-Fayha in July 2021.

As the Ronaldos club clinches promotion, Janko is an outcast at Real Valladolid.

In August 2018, Karanka signed Saidy Janko on a season-long loan from Porto, one of his final appointments as Nottingham Forests manager. However, the right-back would only play 15 times in the Championship before returning to Porto, before joining BSC Young Boys on loan.

Porto sold Janko in October 2020, and he signed a four-year contract with Real Valladolid. However, while the club, owned by Real Madrid and Brazilian legend Ronaldo Nazario, achieved promotion out of La Liga 2 in 2021/22, he only started six of his 15 outings.

After joining Nottingham Forest under Karanka, Byram is on the wing of Norwich.

Sam Byram is now on the fringes with Norwich City four years after joining Nottingham Forest as the team''s top four players based at the City Ground. On a season-long loan from West Ham, the right-back scored just eight goals in the match.

After seven months of injury, Byram would start playing for the Canaries in the summer of 2019, which he has so far played 38 games.

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