MX23RW : Friday, February 26 01:14:07| >> :600:127806:127806:

Nottingham Forest appoint Sabri Lamouchi as Martin O'Neill departs

Nottingham Forest appoint Sabri Lamouchi as Martin O'Neill departs
© Reuters
O'Neill was in charge at the City Ground for a little more than five months.

Martin O'Neill has parted company with Nottingham Forest a little more than five months after he was installed as manager.

He has been replaced by Frenchman Sabri Lamouchi, whose appointment was announced by the club minutes after O'Neill's departure was confirmed.

The 67-year-old, a member of Brian Clough's double European Cup-winning squad, was in charge at the City Ground for just 19 games, of which he won eight and drew three.

A club statement said: "Nottingham Forest can confirm that manager Martin O'Neill has left the club.

"The club would like to thank Martin for all his efforts during his time at the City Ground and wish him well for the future."

Almost immediately, the arrival in his place of former Rennes and Ivory Coast boss Lamouchi was announced.

A statement said: "Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce that Sabri Lamouchi has been appointed as the club's new head coach.

"The Frenchman will be assisted at Forest by six new members of staff who will support the first team."

Northern Irishman O'Neill, who made 371 appearances and scored 62 goals for Forest during a 10-year stay, was appointed as Aitor Karanka's successor by owner Evangelos Marinakis in January with the club sitting in ninth place in the table and four points off the play-off places.

They finished the campaign in the same position, but eight points adrift of rivals Derby in the final play-off spot.

The latest developments come just days after assistant Roy Keane, who followed O'Neill to the City Ground following the end of their five-year stint with the Republic of Ireland in November last year, left the club to pursue his ambition of returning to management in his own right.

ga('create', 'UA-72310761-1', 'auto', {'name': 'pacontentapi'});
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'referrer', location.origin);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension1', 'By Damian Spellman, PA');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension2', '439d4630-08ec-447f-a7a5-010de7eebfa1');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension3', 'paservice:sport,paservice:sport:club-news,paservice:sport:football,paservice:sport:uk');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension6', 'story');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension7', 'composite');
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension8', null);
ga('pacontentapi.set', 'dimension9', 'sport:football');
ga('pacontentapi.send', 'pageview', { 'location': location.href, 'page': (location.pathname + location.search + location.hash), 'title': 'Nottingham Forest replace Martin O\u2019Neill with Sabri Lamouchi'});

ID:363224:cQx:QQ:

Click here for more stories about Sabri Lamouchi

Click here for more stories about Nottingham Forest

Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Aston Villa's Alan Hutton applauds the fans at the end of the match against Derby County on April 28, 2018
Read Next:
Nottingham Forest 'close to Hutton deal'
>
Latest Sports Video
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

rhs 2.0
Todays Game Header Right
Championship
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Scottish Championship
Turkish Super Lig
Belgian Pro League
Russian Premier League
Ukrainian Premier League
Danish Superliga
NIFL Premiership
Segunda Division
Serie B
2.Bundesliga
Eerste Divisie
Brasileiro
Copa Diego Maradona
Uruguayan Primera Division
Liga MX
Australian A-League
J1 League
Premier League 2 - Div 1
Premier League 2 - Div 2
Gallagher Premiership
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich32207545252067
2Brentford32179659342560
3Watford32179643232060
4Swansea CitySwansea30178538191959
5Reading32156114437751
6Cardiff CityCardiff321471148341449
7Bournemouth321310946321449
8Barnsley31146113635148
9Middlesbrough32137123734346
10Stoke CityStoke32111293735245
11Millwall3291673128343
12Bristol City32133163243-1142
13Queens Park RangersQPR301010103034-440
14Preston North EndPreston32124163442-840
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn31116144537839
16Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest32109132731-439
17Luton TownLuton31108132435-1138
18Derby CountyDerby31107142432-837
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield32106163847-936
20Coventry CityCoventry32810142943-1434
21Birmingham CityBirmingham32710152340-1731
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham3085173341-829
23Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds3197152135-1428
24Wycombe WanderersWycombe3158182351-2823

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!