Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi has rejected the opportunity to discuss the managerial vacancy with Premier League outfit Watford, according to L’Equipe.
The French publication is reporting that the Hornets have made advances for Lamouchi since sacking Quique Sanchez Flores on Sunday.
Forest are flying high under the French boss and currently occupy fourth place in the Championship.
The 48-year-old only penned a one-year deal at the City Ground and clearly Watford were hoping to take advantage of that.
Having gone through several managers in recent times it looks as though Forest have found the one.
Lamouchi has adopted a clear style and has made Forest incredibly difficult to beat away from the City Ground.
The boss has spoken since his arrival about wanting to stay at Forest for at least a year. It has been many years since the Reds went a full season with the same manager and Lamouchi is keen to buck that trend.
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The Hornets are rock bottom of the Premier League and moving there makes no sense at all.
That said, money talks and the top-flight outfit will probably be offering a sizeable financial incentive to their new manager.
With just a few months remaining on his deal, you couldn’t really argue with Lamouchi looking out for his long-term future.
He clearly feels that if he achieves the goals Forest expect of him, that another contract will be forthcoming at the City Ground.
Given the decent start made and the improvements to the squad he has overseen, it would be no surprise for a new deal to be forthcoming sooner rather than later.