Chris Hughton sacked by Nottingham Forest after sixth defeat in seven league games

Getty Images
Nottingham Forest have sacked Chris Hughton after eleven months in charge.

Hughton has been dismissed from his managerial role at Nottingham Forest this morning following their sixth loss in seven Championship games.

The Reds hosted Middlesbrough last night and were beaten 2-0 by Neil Warnock’s side, leaving them glued to the foot of the league table with one point.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Hughton’s side claimed a draw in their derby fixture against Derby County last month but have otherwise had no success so far this season and yesterday’s defeat extends their poor run without a win to 13 games.

A dismal start to the campaign sees the 62-year-old claim Forest’s worst start to a season in 108 years - an achievement he definitely won’t want to be remembered by.

Getty Images

The East Midlands club had picked up where they left off last season after narrowly avoiding relegation - finishing in 17th place, nine points above the drop.

The former Newcastle United, Birmingham City, Norwich City and Brighton boss was appointed in October of last year with Notitngham Forest bottom of the league with zero points.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Despite some excitement around Hughton’s arrival, the former Tottenham Hotspur defender won only 14 of his 53 games in charge and Forest will now look to prevent a poor start turning into a horrific season at the City Ground.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.