After sacking Sabri Lamouchi as manager on Tuesday, Nottingham Forest moved quickly to name Chris Hughton as his replacement on the same day.
The Midlands club decided it was time for a change of manager after losing their opening four games of the Championship and scoring just one goal in that time, as well as finishing the previous campaign with no wins in their last seven fixtures.
Hughton has arrived at the City Ground to try dig Forest out of trouble and it’s his first job since his departure from Brighton in 2019.
The 61-year-old has previously earned promotion from the Championship with both Newcastle United and Brighton in the past, but has a big ob on his hand at his new club with a side struggling for confidence.
Ex-Forest player Stan Collymore has reacted positively to the appointment on his official Twitter account and is “delighted” to see him take on the role.
Delighted that Chris Hughton has the Forest job. A good coach and manager who hopefully will bring stability, confidence and experience to a wonderful football club.
Sending him and all Trickies lots of positivity and best wishes. 🙌🏽
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) October 6, 2020
Hughton is an experienced manager in the English game and is proven at Championship level, which is why it’s an exciting appointment for the Forest supporters.
He’s won 178 matches of his 434 games as a manager, which is an eye-catching record of 1.5 points per game.
Despite it being just four games into the new season, it looked like the right time to make a change during the international break as things were looking extremely bleak and the group need a lift.