Next Nottingham Forest manager odds: Chris Wilder, Alex Neil and Steve Cooper linked as Chris Hughton sacked

Nottingham Forest are looking for a new manager after sacking Chris Hughton with the club bottom of the Championship

Nottingham Forest are looking for a new manager after sacking Chris Hughton.

Former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is the early favourite for the job at the City Ground.

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Forest announced on Thursday morning that Hughton has been “relieved of his duties” after the club’s poor start to the season.

Forest sit bottom of the Sky Bet Championship and Wednesday night’s home defeat to Middlesbrough left them without a win from any of their first seven matches.

Despair for Chris Hughton after another defeats leads to his sacking by Nottingham Forest. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

Hughton is the fifth permanent manager to depart the City Ground since Greek shipping magnate Evangelos Marinakis bought the club off Fawaz Al Hasawi in 2017.

The club said on their official 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’ 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 the 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.”

Next Nottingham Forest manager odds

Forest will now be looking for their 12th manager in 12 years.

Early contenders are likely to include out of work duo Eddie Howe and Chris Wilder, who have both had success in the Championship with Bournemouth and Sheffield United respectively. Similarly, Steve Cooper left Swansea City in the summer, though he has been lined with Premier League positions.

Former England manager Sam Allardyce is also out of work, but may need convincing to drop into the second tier.

Former Forest stars like Roy Keane and Stuart Pearce may also be mentioned. Steven Reid has taken over as caretaker manager.

Next manager odds: 11/8 Chris Wilder, Steve Cooper; 5/1 Alex Neil, John Terry; 16/1 Carlos Carvahal, Leonardo Jardim