By Matt Farr

Nottingham Forest have parted ways with under-pressure manager Philippe Montanier – and fans on Twitter admitted he was doomed from the start.

Montanier was dismissed from his post following a 0-0 draw with Birmingham at St. Andrew’s on Saturday, ending a miserable six-month tenure with Nottingham Forest.

The goalless draw left Forest languishing down in 20th place in the Championship, just three points clear of safety, and without a win in their last seven league games.

The announcement was confirmed by Nottingham Forest’s official Twitter account on Saturday evening.

The 52-year-old picked up just two points from a possible 21 since December 14, and his replacement at the City Ground faces a mammoth uphill task to rescue the club from their current slump.

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Montanier is the seventh permanent manager to have been dismissed by Nottingham Forest since owner Fawaz Al Hasawi arrived at the club in 2012, and fans took to social media to voice their opinions on the sacking.

Many groups of fans slated the ownership, admitting that Montanier was destined for failure the minute he took charge at the club.

Here are some of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/adeoconnor/status/820391658793631745

https://twitter.com/CallumMason2/status/820391203028041730

Gary Rowett, who was harshly dismissed by Birmingham in mid-December, is one name that has been linked with the Nottingham Forest managerial post this week.

The Sun reported on Wednesday that the American consortium looking to take ownership of the club had made Rowett their number one managerial target. However, it remains to be seen if Rowett remains the top target, after the proposed takeover collapsed on Friday.

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