The Championship defeat by Middlesbrough has seen Chris Hughton sacked by Nottingham Forest with the club bottom of the league after failing to win a match in 13 and three points from safety.
Chris Hughton Sacked by Nottingham Forest Following Poor Start to Season
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Chris Hughton presided over Forest’s worst start to a campaign in 108 years and, with the club three points from safety, the decision has been taken to relieve the former Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion manager of his duties.
Hughton joined the East Midlands club in October 2020 when they were also bottom of the league with zero points and he guided the club to safety, finishing in 17th place.
Chris Hughton Sacked; Manager Search Begins
Forest are now looking for a new manager to help the club avoid relegation, with first team coach Steven Reid taking charge in the interim period whilst that search begins in earnest. Reid became a full time coach in August following his time as a part time coach when he was also working as part of Scotland’s back room team.
Reid will hope to have short-term success until Forest find a permanent fix. If the interim boss does a good enough job, then perhaps the Forest hierarchy will make a shock announcement.
Nottingham Forest announced Hughton’s departure on their official website
“Nottingham Forest can confirm that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as first team manager.”
The statement went on to thank Hughton for his work as manager and his conduct;
“The club would like to place on record its appreciation for Chris’s efforts. Chris joined the club in a difficult period for everyone in football and around the world and we thank him for the way he has conducted himself during his tenure.”
“The search for the permanent successor has begun and the club will update supporters in due course.”
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