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Nottingham Forest appoint Sabri Lamouchi as new head coach


By Connor Thompson


Nottingham Forest have appointed Sabri Lamouchi as their new head coach.

The announcement comes less than an hour after Martin O'Neill's departure.

A statement from the club said: "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."

Martin O'Neill. Credit: Nottingham Forest Football Club (13124604)
Martin O'Neill. Credit: Nottingham Forest Football Club (13124604)

Lamouchi, who has replaced O'Neill at the helm, was most recently in charge of Rennes in the French top flight, taking them from the relegation places to qualify for the Europa League in 2017-18.

He also led the Ivory Coast to the 2014 World Cup as the top-ranked side in Africa and the quarter-finals of the 2013 African Cup of Nations, and won the Qatari Cup and reached the Asian Champions League semi-finals during his time at El Jaish SC.

Sabri Lamouchi. Credit: Nottingham Forest Football Club (13124599)
Sabri Lamouchi. Credit: Nottingham Forest Football Club (13124599)

Lamouchi also had a distinguished playing career, making over 470 appearances for clubs such as Monaco, Parma, Inter Milan and Olympique Marseille as well as appearing 12 times for the French national team.

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



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