Chris Hughton returns to management with Nottingham Forest following Sabri Lamouchi's sacking

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 06 October 2020, 19:11

Nottingham Forest sacked Sabri Lamouchi and appointed Chris Hughton in the space of half-an-hour on Tuesday evening, just hours after Gerhard Struber left fellow Championship side Barnsley.

Forest announced that Lamouchi had been sacked at 6.15pm - courtesy of the briefest of club statements - then just as supporters were digesting the news, Forest’s twitter account revealed that Hughton had arrived in the other direction, at 6.45pm.

However, perhaps the swiftness of the sack-and-appoint process didn’t come as a surprise to too many supporters, as the club did the same thing when they axed Martin O’Neill and appointed Lamouchi in 2019 - with all of 18 minutes between both pieces of information.

It’s now been a staggering 21 years since Forest were last in the Premier League - last century in fact - with a whole host of managers coming in-and-out of the doors in that time. The club even sank down to League One for a few years, but have remained cemented in the Championship since 2008.

So, Hughton has become the latest in a long list of managers who have bid to change the narrative and propel Forest back into the big time.

In fairness, his CV suggests he is in a prime position to bring success to a club so starved of joy since the days of Brian Clough.

In his first job in management, Hughton led Newcastle to the Championship title, before going on to manage Norwich in the top-flight. 

He later made history at Brighton when he became the club’s first ever boss to win promotion into the Premier League, while he’s also had a spell at Birmingham, during which he oversaw their Europa League campaign and guided them into the play-offs.

The 61-year-old is now priced at 14/1 to lead Forest to promotion this season.

Dbdb91cd183998cbeb46c776075f0510

Former Brighton boss Chris Hughton is after his third promotion

Betting Odds Tips

Managers Departed

Last man down

Graham Coughlan
Graham Coughlan
(Mansfield Town)
27th October
VIEW ALL CASUALTIES
x
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
Exclusive Promo Code
P30
JOIN NOW
New customers using promo code C40 only. 1x per customer. Min £10/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets paid as 2x £15/€15 (expires after 30 days). Max £10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable amount £25. Casino bonus expires 72 hours from issue. Eligibility rules, free-bet rules, game, location, payment-method, currency restrictions, stake contributions and terms and conditions apply. 18+ begambleaware.org.
x
Up to £100 in bet credits
Exclusive Promo Code
100BET365
JOIN NOW
Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Next in firing line Hottest Manager Markets

Premier League

Next Manager to Leave

Atletico Madrid

Next Manager

Celtic

Next Manager

Crystal Palace

Next Manager

England

Next Manager

Liverpool

Next Manager

Manchester City

Next Manager

Manchester United

Next Manager

Mansfield Town

Next Manager

Newcastle United

Next Manager

Paris St Germain

Next Manager

Real Madrid

Next Manager

Salford City

Next Manager

Southampton

Next Manager

Valencia

Next Manager
x
£20 Risk Free First Bet Money Back In Cash
New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
BET HERE
We use cookies to provide statistics that help give you the best experience of our site. By continuing to use the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more
Got It