Nottingham Forest have moved swiftly to replace Martin O’Neill by announcing Sabri Lamouchi as the man to replace him.
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.
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.
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:
— Martyn Scott (@Martyns5) June 28, 2019
50 years a fan no more 😡
— Anton Harvey (@AntonHarvey1) June 28, 2019
May be sacked before tea time.
— North Wales Forest (@reddynotts) June 28, 2019
Wow that didn’t take long 🙈
— Sean King (@SE4NYKING) June 28, 2019
Total and utter lack of class #nffc
— john payne (@johnpayne01) June 28, 2019
This isn’t Karanka?!
— byron (@Byron_nffc) June 28, 2019
Did he open the door to let oneil out?
— will mccormick (@willymacc71) June 28, 2019
Joke of a club
— Trick 🤜🏻🤛🏼 (@ssanuti) June 28, 2019
Sabri… Sabri Lamouchi take Forest up for me! ⚪️🔴⚽️
— Pank (@Panks80) June 28, 2019
It just gets more and more embarrassing. Whether you thought O’Neill was the right manager or not like any employee he deserved to be treated with respect. #nffc
— ANDREW GABBITAS (@GABBITAS66) June 28, 2019
That was fast… Welcome and good luck to him! COYR! 👍🏻⚽️🔴⚪️
— Henrik NFFC Johansen (@henjohansen1) June 28, 2019
Absolutely appalling way to treat a club legend. Fawaz-esque.
— Darko (@Darkothedead1) June 28, 2019
The sheets are still warm! 🙈
— Sarah McLaughlin (@sjstapsar) June 28, 2019
Come on then Mendes get the players in
— NG Two (@Forest_Ablock) June 28, 2019
That was quick
— Matt 🔴⚪ 🏴 (@NottmRed97) June 28, 2019