Sabri Lamouchi: Who is the new Nottingham Forest manager?

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 28 June 2019, 14:49

With Derby hogging the managerial spotlight, Nottingham Forest opted to steal the headlines from their rivals after the club decided to sack Martin O’Neill, and then unveil Sabri Lamouchi as his replacement.

The time difference between the respective announcements was 18 minutes. Talk about swift.

Forest legend O’Neill, who won two European Cups as a player, returned to the club in January but five months later he was sacked. He oversaw just 19 games, of which he won eight and lost eight with the club finishing 9th in the Championship.

So what of his replacement?

A surprise choice, it’s fair to say.

There were a number of managers with Championship experience ready and available, ranging from Chris Hughton to Garry Monk; both recently out of work.

During his playing days Lamouchi won the Ligue 1 title with both Auxerre and Monaco, and the Coppa Italia with Parma, while he had a short stint at Inter Milan.

The Frenchman, who played a dozen times for his country, began his managerial career at the helm of the Ivory Coast with whom he led into the 2014 World Cup, and the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Next up was a spell at Qatar side El Jaish SC, where he won the Qatari Cup and reached the Asian Champions League semi-finals.

His third, and up until now, most recent job was in his homeland with Rennes. He took charge of the club for a year, taking them from the relegation zone to 5th and thus qualification into the Europa League.

Lamouchi has now become the 13th permanent Forest manager since Billy Davies’ first spell came to an end eight years ago, while he’s the second Frenchman to management the Midlands club, following in the footsteps of Philippe Montanier who managed only 30 games. 

Fans will be hoping surprise choice Lamouchi lasts a little longer...

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