There isn’t a single manager who has been able to last the entirety of the season at Nottingham Forest in the last eight years. 

The last manager to remain in the dugout for an entire season was Billy Davies in the 2010/11 season. Interestingly, this was the last time that the Reds made the play-offs.

Sabri Lamouchi will now be hoping that he can be the one to change that statistic, as many managers before him have also.

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The Frenchman has certainly made a positive start to life on Trentside. His side sit just one point outside of the play-offs and find themselves in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

Not only this, but he has got his side playing a style of football that the fans are enjoying again.

This is something that wasn’t the case under Martin O’Neill in the latter stages of last season.

It’s fair to say that not many people knew who the 47-year-old was when he was named as O’Neill’s successor in the summer. Lamouchi’s previous managerial experience came at Ivory Coast, El Jaish and Rennes.

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‘You take the risk’

Speaking to the Telegraph, Lamouchi admitted that it was a huge risk to take on the job. He said: “I know the reputation of the club and how many managers they have had, so why would it be different for me?

“When you sign for one year, you take the risk.

“My passion is my job, and I could have gone somewhere else to have it really easy.

“They can sack me before one year, but I want to try and do it my way with my team and my players.”

The Reds return to action after the international break against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium this weekend. This is just the start of a tricky run of fixtures.

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They face another six games before the next international break. This includes a trip to the Emirates to face Arsenal in the third round of the Carabao Cup.

If the Reds can head into the next international break in good shape, then Lamouchi will be a step closer to breaking the eight-year trend at the City Ground.

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