Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has been showing off his skills on the training ground.

The 47-year-old was good enough to earn 12 caps for France in his playing days.

He would probably have collected many more had he not been competing with the likes of Zinedine Zidane for game time.

Lamouchi hung up his boots back in 2009 and headed into coaching.

A decade on and he finds himself calling the shots at the City Ground.

He has a number of creative playmakers at his disposal, with Forest well-stocked for options in the middle of the park.

A few of those could probably take a few lessons from their boss.

John Bostock is among those looking to earn regular minutes for the Reds.


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He has been impressed by Lamouchi – both his mentality off the field and ability on it.

“He wants to win. He’s a winner. That’s something which brings out the best in all the players,” Bostock said in the Nottingham Post.

“He was at Rennes and was national team coach of Ivory Coast. And he was a fantastic player. Even now, when he trains with us you can see the quality he has – there’s no denying that.

“Hopefully, together as a unit, we can do something special.”

Bostock is not the first to have talked up the qualities Lamouchi has brought to the City Ground.

The Frenchman is considered to be favouring a different approach to his predecessors.

He wants to see the Reds cut from his cloth.


There is a desire for Forest to be more entertaining, with every outing approached on the front foot.

That remains a work in progress for now.

Lamouchi has a few flaws to iron out, but continues to make all of the right noises.

He will also be looking to set the tone on the training field.

If any of those at his disposal are in any doubt as to what is expected of them, then the ex-midfielder can hammer his point home.

Lamouchi is no longer paid to provide inspiration on the pitch, but that clearly doesn’t mean that is prepared to fade into the background.

As the old saying goes: If you’ve got it, flaunt it!

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