Nottingham Forest turn to Hughton after sacking boss Sabri Lamouchi

Nottingham Forest have announced the appointment of Chris Hughton as their new manager after they sacked Sabri Lamouchi.

Former Brighton and Newcastle boss Hughton was named on Tuesday just minutes after the club announced Lamouchi’s dismissal.

A club statement read: “Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Hughton as the club’s new manager.

“Hughton joins the club with a wealth of managerial experience, leading both Newcastle United and Brighton to promotion from the Championship and going on to establish both teams in the Premier League.”

Lamouchi paid the price for Forest’s woeful start to the new season. They also imploded to miss out on the play-offs on the final day of last season.

A Forest statement added: “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.

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

But a home defeat to Stoke, coupled with Swansea’s 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.

Disastrous run costs Lamouchi

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.