Nottingham Forest has appointed Chris Hughton as the club’s new coach after sacking Sabri Lamouchi following an awful start to the league season.
48-year-old Lamouchi suffered four defeats at the start of the new season and missed out on the playoffs on the last day of last season.
In a single statement, Nottingham Forest announced Lamouchi’s dismissal saying: “Nottingham Forest can confirm that the contract of head coach Sabri Lamouchi has been terminated with immediate effect.”
Shortly after Lamouchi’s departure was announced, Forest confirmed that his replacement was veteran Chris Hughton, who led Newcastle and Brighton for promotion from the championship.
The 61-year-old former Spurs defender has been out of work since being sacked from Brighton at the end of the 2018/19 season – although Hughton kept them in the Premier League despite poor late-term results.
With the division already on an international break, Houghton’s first Forest game will be played in Blackburn on 17 October.
Lamouchi, who previously coached Ivory Coast and Rennes, replaced Martin O’Neill as Forest head coach in June 2019.
The former France international became the first manager in nearly a decade to finish a full season with Forest last season. However, a nightmare display on the final day saw Forrest give up the dominant position and allowed Swansea to claim the final place in the playoffs.
Forest started the season with defeats to QPR, Cardiff, Huddersfield and Bristol City, scoring just one goal in the process.