By Wayne Veysey

4th Oct, 2020 | 7:06pm

Exclusive: Nottingham Forest make move to sack Sabri Lamouchi

Sabri Lamouchi is set to be sacked by Nottingham Forest this week, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 48-year-old is under great pressure at the City Ground after a bitterly disappointing start to the 2020/21 campaign.

A source at Forest has told Football Insider that club chiefs have made moves to prepare for his dismissal by accelerating their plans to find a replacement.

The Championship big guns are putting together a shortlist of managerial candidates to ensure that an appointment can be made quickly.

The Reds are currently third bottom of the English second-tier after four successive defeats in the Championship and have not won a competitive game since 1 July.

Lamouchi was appointed Forest boss in July 2019 following previous managerial spells at Stade Rennais, El Jaish and Ivory Coast.

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His 55 games in charge of the club have resulted in 20 wins, 16 draws and 19 losses at a points-per-game average of 1.38.

The Midlands giants narrowly missed out on a spot in the play-offs last season with only goal difference separating themselves and Swansea City.

After yesterday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Bristol City Lamouchi spoke out on his future and suggested that he wants to remain at the City Ground.

He said: “I received offers during the summer, in France and in different places – in Qatar as well, because the people know me and they like me. But I am here.

“Last season, when a Premier League club asked me to sign and asked me to leave the club, I said, ‘no’. But in football, it goes very fast.”

In other Nottingham Forest news, Celtic tipped to move for Reds defender next summer.