MX23RW : Sunday, June 13 06:22:29| >> :600:138968:138968:

Nottingham Forest sack Sabri Lamouchi after poor start to season

Nottingham Forest sack Sabri Lamouchi after poor start to season
© Reuters
Sabri Lamouchi had been in charge at Forest since June 2019.

Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Sabri Lamouchi.

The 48-year-old has paid the price for their poor start to the Sky Bet Championship campaign after they also imploded to miss out on the play-offs on the final day of last season.

A Forest statement read: "Nottingham Forest can confirm that the contract of head coach Sabri Lamouchi has been terminated with immediate effect."

Owner Evangelos Marinakis has acted just four months after Lamouchi signed a new two-year contract at the City Ground.

Forest were expected to reach the play-offs and sat fifth heading into the final day of the season.

But a 4-1 home defeat to Stoke, coupled with Swansea's 4-1 win at Reading, saw them miss out on goal difference.

They collected just three points from their final six games, which saw Lamouchi's side crash out of the play-offs after occupying a space in the top six for 207 days.

It piled the pressure on Lamouchi and despite backing him with new signings this summer – including Harry Arter and Scott McKenna – Forest have lost every game this season.

A 2-1 home defeat to Bristol City on Saturday was Lamouchi's final game in charge.

He was appointed in June 2019 after Martin O'Neill's departure and won 20 of his 55 games.

ID:417513: cacheID:417513:1false2false3false:QQ:: from db desktop :LenBod:restore:3095:
Restore Data
Share this article now:
Did you know...?
Bristol City manager Dean Holden pictured in September 2020
Read Next:
Dean Holden lavishes praise on Daniel Bentley for Nottingham Forest performance
Read more about Sabri Lamouchi Football

rhs 2.0
Euro 2020 fixtures
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Monday, June 14, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Todays Game Header Right
CNorwich CityNorwich462910775363997
4Swansea CitySwansea4623111256391780
8Cardiff CityCardiff4618141466491768
9Queens Park RangersQPR461911165755268
12Luton TownLuton461711184152-1162
13Preston North EndPreston46187214956-761
14Stoke CityStoke461515165052-260
15Blackburn RoversBlackburn4615121965541157
16Coventry CityCoventry461413194961-1255
17Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461216183745-852
18Birmingham CityBirmingham461313203761-2452
19Bristol City46156254668-2251
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield461213215071-2149
21Derby CountyDerby461111243658-2244
RWycombe WanderersWycombe461110253969-3043
RRotherham UnitedRotherham46119264460-1642
RSheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461211234061-2141

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!