Stability is the key ingredient for Bristol City defender Brendan Moloney
Brendan Moloney has been an interested bystander while Nottingham Forest have again made headlines for all the wrong reasons this week.
Bristol City's right-back launched his career at Forest several years ago and has an insight into the way the club has been run since the Al-Hasawi family took over last summer.
Three managers have come and gone since then and Billy Davies will be Forest's fourth boss in just seven months when he takes charge next Monday.
Offered a chance to join former Reds boss Sean O'Driscoll in a long-term strategy to revitalise Bristol City last month, the Irishman jumped at the opportunity.
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Alluding to the turmoil that saw Alex McLeish leave Forest on Tuesday to be replaced by Davies last night, Moloney told The Post: "Whenever new owners come into a club, they have their own ideas. They put the money in and they want instant success.
"But football does not really work like that. You need stability at a football club if you want to achieve anything.
"We've seen this sort of thing happen at a lot of clubs now and there is nothing we, as players, can really do about it.
"A change of manager every season is not healthy for anyone. New managers always want to do their own thing, but so much change is not helpful. If affects every player and can be even worse for young players coming up through the ranks."
City's policy of rebuilding under O'Driscoll for the long-term represents an altogether different environment and Moloney admits he is enjoying life at Ashton Gate.
He said: "They seem to have a clear vision of what is going on at Bristol City and it is important to have a long-term plan.
"It's all about the bigger picture and you cannot change things overnight.
"You need everyone together and everyone pulling in the same direction to be successful, no matter what division you are in.
"When you are constantly worried that there might be another change, it makes life difficult."