Nottingham Forest have sacked manager Chris Hughton following six defeats in their opening seven games that has left the club at the bottom of the Championship and with one point.
The news comes in the wake of Forest’s most recent defeat against Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough side at the City Ground last night where the midlands club were defeated 0-2 in front of their own supporters.
The former Newcastle United, Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion boss had already overseen the club’s worst start to a season since 1913 before Wednesday’s defeat to promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough.
Forest have now failed to win in any of their last 13 games in a run that stretches back to the end of the 2020/2021 season when Hughton managed to steer Forest clear of the relegation zone, eventually finishing in 17th place, nine points away from the drop.
Widely celebrated for his work at previous clubs, Hughton, who was appointed in October 2020 with the club propping up the league from 24th position on zero points, managed to win only 14 of his 53 games in the dugout with the two-time European Cup winners.
Hughton has long been touted as a future Republic of Ireland manager given his achievements with so-called smaller clubs in both the Championship and Premier League. The 62-year-old also represented Ireland on 53 occasions as a player.