Forest announce Sabri Lamouchi as boss after Martin O’Neill is sacked

Nottingham Forest wait just 18 MINUTES to announce new boss Sabri Lamouchi after sacking of club legend Martin O’Neill with 37-word statement, who was given boot for falling out with ‘key players’ over training methods

  • Martin O’Neill has been sacked by Nottingham Forest after five months in charge
  • The club legend only returned as manager in January, guiding the club to ninth
  • Forest then announced the appointment of their new boss, Sabri Lamouchi 
  • The news comes less than a week after Roy Keane quit his post as assistant 
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Sabri Lamouchi has been announced as the new boss of Nottingham Forest, just 18 minutes after announcing the departure of club legend Martin O’Neill.

The club released a statement on Friday lunchtime to say the 67-year-old was leaving his post at the City Ground after just five months in charge. It was only 37 words long. 

It read: ‘Nottingham Forest can confirm that manager Martin O’Neill has left the club.

Notthingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Sabri Lamouchi as their new boss

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Notthingham Forest have confirmed the appointment of Sabri Lamouchi as their new boss 

The club announced earlier on Friday afternoon that Martin O'Neill had been sacked

The club announced earlier on Friday afternoon that Martin O'Neill had been sacked

The club announced earlier on Friday afternoon that Martin O’Neill had been sacked

‘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.’

Moments later, another appeared welcoming former Rennes boss Lamouchi. 

Lamouchi took Rennes into the Europa League last season where they were knocked out by Arsenal.

However, Lamouchi wasn’t about to witness it, having been sacked in December 2018 following a string of bad results.

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He was also in charge of Ivory Coast at the 2014 World Cup, where they exited at the group stages following a 2-1 defeat by Greece. He was relieved of his duties in the aftermath of the tournament. 

Forest revealed on confirming the appointment that he will be joined by six new members of staff. 

The events comes five days after assistant boss Roy Keane left his role.

The confirmation comes just five days after Roy Keane left his post as assistant manager

The confirmation comes just five days after Roy Keane left his post as assistant manager

The confirmation comes just five days after Roy Keane left his post as assistant manager 

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According to the Guardian, O’Neill lost the support of ‘key players’ in the Forest squad, news that reached those at the top of the club. The player’s had reported back for pre-season training on Monday.

It is reported that some had issues with the training methods used by the manager.  

The 67-year-old took over on January 15 earlier this year, guiding the club to a ninth place finish in the Championship. 

He had previously spent a decade at the club as a player, winning two European cups and lifting the old Division One trophy with them in 1978. 

O'Neill spent a decade at the club as a player, winning the European Cup twice and league title

O'Neill spent a decade at the club as a player, winning the European Cup twice and league title

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O’Neill spent a decade at the club as a player, winning the European Cup twice and league title

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