Brian Clough managed us for almost eighteen years, after spells in charge at Hartlepool, Derby, Brighton and Leeds.

That made me wonder if he ever bought any of those teams to The City Ground? Read on...

Here's Brian's managerial career season-by-season, with the times that he played us:
Club Season Forest
Games Notes
Hartlepool United1965-66First DivisionFourth Division(Not in the same division)
Hartlepool United1966-67First DivisionFourth Division(Not in the same division)
Derby County1967-68First DivisionSecond Division 2Despite us being a division above Derby, Brian Clough managed his first games against us with a pair of friendlies. One, at the start of the season, saw us win 3-1 away at The Baseball Ground but we lost the second game in March at home, 1-2.
Derby County1968-69First DivisionSecond Division (Not in the same division)
Derby County1969-70First DivisionFirst Division2Derby were promoted the previous season, so we had the chance to play two league games. We won the first 2-0 away but then lost the return 1-3 at home
Derby County1970-71First DivisionFirst Division2We played newly-promoted Derby twice in the League, losing the first game 4-2 at home, but wining the return game 2-1
Derby County1971-72First DivisionFirst Division21971-72 was a bad year for us as Derby (and Clough) did the double over us. We lost a home game 0-2 and then went down 0-4 away in February.
Derby County1972-73Second Division First Division1We were relegated the previous season so didn't get to face Cloughie's Derby in the league, but we did travel to the Baseball Ground for Alan Durban's testimonial in September. We drew 1-1 in the last game we would face against the great man. For a while...
Derby County1973-74Second Division First Division(Not in the same division)
Brighton and Hove Albion1973-74Second Division Third Division(Not in the same division)
Leeds United1974-75Second Division First Division(Not in the same division, and Clough only stayed for the legendary 44 days!)

In 1975, Brian joined us for the greatest 18 years of managemement, and then retired in 1993. Or did he...
European Legends1999-00It didn't matter1One. Last. Time.
A Tuesday evening in May saw a team of Forest legends reunite to wear their shirts one more time for Mark Crossley's testimonial. The manager? Yep. He came back to the City Ground one last time for an unforgettable evening of legends , both players and manager.

To see the times that Brian Clough played against us, click here