Nottingham Forest have moved swiftly to replace Martin O’Neill by announcing Sabri Lamouchi as the man to replace him.

The Reds unveiled the new head coach shortly after O’Neill’s departure on the club’s official website.

Lamouchi is a client of Jorge Mendes and has been out of work since leaving Rennes in December.

During his time with the French side he led them into last season’s Europa League with a solid campaign during 2017/18.

He was also in charge of the Ivory Coast national team during the 2014 World Cup.

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During his time in Qatar with El Jaish SC, he won the Qatari Cup and reached the Asian Champions League semi-finals.

As a player, he made over 470 appearances. He graced Monaco, Parma, Inter Milan and Marseille; whilst he also won 12 caps for France.

The club has also announced in the statement that six new members of staff will join Lamouchi at the City Ground.

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Naturally, the arrival of an unknown quantity has caused a bit of a stir among the supporters.

Many had wanted a more proven manager to arrive following O’Neill’s departure. The timing of this announcement makes it look like something that has been on the horizon for a while.

Here is a selection of exactly what Forest fans are saying in reaction to the appointment of a new manager: