Simon Jordan has told TalkSPORT that Chris Hughton is walking the plank as Nottingham Forest boss. The Reds are without a win since Easter Monday in the league and the boss is facing a fight to rescue himself from the sack.
Forest have lost four and drawn one of their five Championship games so far. The Reds boss has come under fire from supporters over his stubbornness to mix up his style of play.
Chances come at a premium for Forest and typically this season they’ve not been sparked into life until the ball has gone in their net. The Reds are yet to keep a clean sheet, scoring just four goals from five matches.
He said: “They keep flattering to deceive. Chris is a decent manager but at this moment in time, with the Forest job his grasp is exceeding the reach and he is walking the plank.
“What’s happening probably isn’t good enough at Forest. With respect, I really like Chris Hughton, but last year at Forest they brought him in and it didn’t really right itself.
“He’s saying the division is hard but it’s hard for 23 other teams as well. I’m astounded the club hasn’t been in the Premier League for over 20 years.”
Jordan is spot on and Hughton could be on borrowed time at Forest
Nobody would want Chris Hughton to be sacked given the type of bloke he is. The experienced manager has enjoyed a long career in football and is very well respected in the game.
Right now, however, he just isn’t cutting the mustard at the City Ground. There does seem to be a lot of excuses coming from the former Newcastle and Brighton manager and a change in strategy wouldn’t go amiss.
Hughton hasn’t helped himself at times this season, particularly when it comes to his style of play. After being backed in the transfer window, it’s now down to Hughton to start leading his team towards some points.
Jordan is right to suggest that Hughton is walking the plank at Forest. It’s now down to the manager to prove him wrong.