Sabri Lamouchi: Nottingham Forest appoint Frenchman after sacking Martin O’Neill | Total Football News
Nottingham Forest announced Sabri Lamouchi's (left) appointment less than 20 minutes after revealing that Martin O'Neill had leftNottingham Forest have sacked manager Martin O'Neill, replacing him with former France international Sab...

Sabri Lamouchi: Nottingham Forest appoint Frenchman after sacking Martin O’Neill

Nottingham Forest announced Sabri Lamouchi's (left) appointment less than 20 minutes after revealing that Martin O'Neill had left

Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Martin O'Neill, replacing him with former France international Sabri Lamouchi as their new head coach.

O'Neill, 67, won two European Cups with Forest as a player and returned to the Championship side as boss in January.

The Reds were four points off the play-offs when O'Neill took charge but they finished ninth, eight points adrift.

Lamouchi, 47, has managed Ivory Coast and Rennes and becomes Forest's 13th full-time boss in eight years.

Billy Davies, who had two spells in charge at the City Ground, was sacked for the first time on 12 June 2011.

The latest Reds manager, Lamouchi, was capped 12 times by France in a playing career that saw him feature for Monaco, Parma, Inter Milan and Marseille.

Forest have said that he will be "assisted by six new members of staff".

O'Neill, who made 371 appearances for Nottingham Forest as a player, won eight of his 19 games in charge of the club after replacing Aitor Karanka.

The former Leicester City, Celtic and Aston Villa boss had spent almost six years out of club management prior to taking over at Forest.

Alongside assistant Roy Keane, who left the club last week, he guided Republic of Ireland to the last 16 of Euro 2016 before leaving in November 2018 after a poor Nations League campaign.

In a short two-sentence statement on the club website,