Mark Warburton has been tasked with keeping two-time European Cup winners Nottingham Forest in the Championship after being appointed their new manager on Tuesday.

The 54-year-old – who has had an unconventional career for a manager having been a city trader – takes over after leaving Rangers in confusing circumstances last month with him claiming he had been sacked and the Scottish giants saying he had resigned.

Warburton, who contested his removal from the Rangers job saying he had not resigned as the club had said, joins Forest along with David Weir, who was his assistant manager at Rangers.

"Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Warburton as the club's first-team manager, replacing Gary Brazil," read a statement on the club's official website.

Warburton takes over a side which sits just two points above the relegation places and coming off a 2-1 defeat by fellow strugglers Burton Albion, coached by Nigel Clough son of the late great Forest manager Brian.