Former Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has left his position as manager of Nottingham Forest with Sabri Lamouchi taking over as the head coach. 

O’Neill has been sacked by Forest after just five months, with the former France international Sabri taking charge. The 67-year old led the club to a ninth-place finish in the Championship but it appears that wasn’t enough, but Lamouchi has now been given the job.

"The club would like to thank Martin for all his efforts during his time at The City Ground and wish him well for the future,” a statement from the club read. 

On Lamouchi’s appointment

“Nottingham Forest are delighted to announce that Sabri Lamouchi has been appointed as the club’s new head coach.”

“Lamouchi was most recently in charge of Rennes in the French top flight, taking them from the relegation places to qualify for the Europa League in 2017-18.

“He also led the Ivory Coast to the 2014 World Cup as the top-ranked side in Africa and the quarter-finals of the 2013 African Cup of Nations, and won the Qatari Cup and reached the Asian Champions League semi-finals during his time at El Jaish SC.

O’Neill joined the club in January after parting ways with the Republic of Ireland. His assistant manager, Roy Keane, left his role on Sunday.

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