Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi has been approached by Qatari-based outfit Al Duhail, according to a report by France Football.

The Reds boss is facing a fight to keep hold of his job at the City Ground after a poor start to the 2020/21 campaign.

It is being suggested in France that if the Forest hierarchy does decide to end his association with the club, there is an offer on the table in Qatar.

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Lamouchi has worked in the country previously, overseeing the fortunes of El Jaish between 2014 and 2017.

During his time with the club, he won 50 and drew 16 of his 92 matches, enjoying a win percentage of 54.35%.

At the City Ground, his record hasn’t quite been as glowing. Lamouchi has overseen 20 wins and 16 draws from 54 matches, with his win percentage sitting just higher than 37%.

Lamouchi is struggling to help Forest over the disappointment of failing to make the playoffs last season.

The Reds held a top-six berth from Boxing Day until the last minute of the final day of the campaign when a 4-1 defeat to Stoke meant Swansea leapfrogged them.


Lamouchi has been backed with 12 new additions this summer but Forest have failed to score a goal in their four defeats to start the 2020/21 campaign.


Al Duhail who are thought to have approached Lamouchi are owned by the same people that own Champions League finalists PSG and the offer might prove attractive if he leaves.

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It does seem unlikely that Lamouchi will walk away from the Reds with the 48-year-old adamant he is the man to receive the club’s fortunes and kick on towards the Premier League.

It would certainly be a turn up for the books if he did depart, although if Forest’s form continues his decision might become somewhat easier.


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