Dougie Freedman

Dougie Freedman was most recently manager of Nottingham Forest having been appointed on 1st February 2015. He previously played for the club making 83 appearances scoring 23 goals.

Before this Freedman was the manager of Bolton Wanderers. He joined the Trotters from Crystal Palace where his initial appointment with the Eagles was after a short spell for Dougie as caretaker manager following the departure of George Burley at Selhurst Park. During that spell he guided the Eagles to a valuable league victory.

He then enjoyed success after he was given the job on a permanent basis as he secured Palace's Championship status for the 2011/12 season.In his first full season, he enjoyed further success most notably in the League Cup where he guided Palace to the semi-final, knocking out Manchester United at Old Tafford, along the way. The club narrowly missed out on a place at Wembley as they lost to Cardiff City in a penalty shootout.

Freedman was with the club since March 2010 when he assisted Paul Hart in firstly keeping the club in the Championship prior to working with Burley during part of the 2010/11 season.

He left Palace in 4th place in the Championship prior to his appointment at the Reebok. After taking charge, Bolton narrowly missed out on a play-off place in 2012/13 by finishing in 7th place. In 2013/14 Bolton ended the campaign in 14th position in the Sky Bet Championship.

As a player, Freedman made 368 appearances for Palace and scored 108 goals.

Dougie actually spent ten of his sixteen years as a player with the club. He won two Scotland caps and also played for Barnet, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Leeds United and Southend United.

Sessions by Dougie Freedman

Supporting from deep

in Attacking

This session is about forward runs and the ability of players to work at pace, supporting from deep or getting beyond a front striker to attack danger areas. For teams looking to build attacking play, intelligent forward running is essential, as is the timing and execution of those breaks. Players must also work to vary... MORE

Attacking philosophy

in Attacking

This session is designed to replicate our shape in a game, and to give players an idea of our passing and player movement in different areas of the pitch. Rehearsing this sort of movement is vital if players are to gain an understanding of team mechanics, since this mode of attacking play will be replicated... MORE

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