Nottingham Forest fire Chris Hughton after less than a year in charge
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Nottingham Forest fire Chris Hughton after less than a year in charge

Hughton who joined The Reds after replacing Sabri Lamouchi in October 2020 has managed just one point in seven matches this season as Forest sit rock-bottom after the 2-0 home defeat to Midlesbrough on Wednesday.

Championship side, Nottingham Forest, have fired Chris Hughton as its head coach after less than a year in charge.

Hughton who joined The Reds after replacing Sabri Lamouchi in October 2020 has managed just one point in seven matches this season as Forest sit rock-bottom after the 2-0 home defeat to Midlesbrough on Wednesday.

The club announced hughton's sack on Thursday via a statement on its website.

"Nottingham Forest can confirm that Chris Hughton has been relieved of his duties as first team manager.

"The club would like to place on record its appreciation for Chris's efforts. Chris joined the club in a difficult period for everyone in football and around the world and we thank him for the way he has conducted himself during his tenure.

"Steven Reid will take temporary charge of the first team as interim head coach.

"The search for a permanent successor has begun and the club will update supporters in due course.

"The club would like to wish Chris all the best in his future career." the statement said.

Meanwhile, Forest played in the Premier League since the 1998/99 season.

Forest have won one League title, two FA Cups, four League Cups, one FA Charity Shield, two European Cups, and one UEFA Super Cup. The club has competed in the top two tiers of English football since their admission to the Football League, with the exception of five seasons in the third tier. Their most successful period was under the management of Brian Clough and Peter Taylor in the late 1970s and early 1980s, which included back-to-back wins in the European Cup in 1979 and 1980.

In Clough's last decade at the club, Forest won the 1989 and 1990 League Cups and were losing finalists in the 1991 FA Cup Final, before relegation from the Premier League in 1993. Upon an immediate return Forest finished third in the Premier League in 1995, before the club suffered relegation again in 1997 and, after a brief return, once more in 1999. Forest have not been back in the Premier League since.

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