Nottingham Forest wielded the axe on another manager on Friday afternoon with Martin O’Neill departing after just five months.

The man to replace the European Cup winner is unknown quantity Sabri Lamouchi.

A 12-cap France international as a player, the 47-year-old has been out of work since leaving Rennes in December.

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During 2017/18 he led them to a respectable fifth-place finish and led them into the Europa League last season.

He is a Jorge Mendes client and Forest were well documented in signing a few players on the back of his recommendations last season.

Not everyone is happy with what Mendes brings to the game, however, with Forest legend Stan Collymore very critical on Twitter, following O’Neill’s sacking:

Another former Forest striker, Dexter Blackstock, has called for academy assistant manager Chris Cohen to be handed the reigns:

Away from Forest and one of O’Neill’s former strikers at Celtic offered his take on events at the City Ground from the past few hours:

It is fair to say that Forest’s sacking culture does need to end somewhere.

Next to take on the poisoned chalice is Lamouchi and it will be interesting to see how this option plans out during 2019/20.